I have known Chris Tripoli for the past 15 years. His restaurant business experience and expertise are unparalleled. He is a most gifted author, accomplished consultant, and engaging speaker-instructor. Chris was instrumental in the successful launch of Restaurant Start Up and Growth magazine in 2003 and continues to be a valued advisor, contributor and subject matter expert.

Barry Shuster

Founding Editor and Associate Publisher, Restaurant Start Up and Growth

For 15 years, Chris has taught a variety of classes at the U of H Small Business Development Center. He always receives superior ratings and outstanding comments! Participants love his “real world” advice and examples of todays hospitality industry. He is a treasured presenter at our ASBDC national conferences where he instructs our councilors on a variety of hospitality market trends, service and operations related topics.

Gina Mattei

Assistant Region Director…… Small Business Development Centers

Always entertaining and relevant! Chris delivers his message spot on, and hits target with the intended audience every time. Seasoned professionals, those new to business and students alike find his personal experience and anecdotal stories engaging. With a keen ability to share his vast knowledge and personal experiences, everyone feels included in the conversation regardless how large the audience size.

Susan Petty

Texas ProStart Education and Competition

Chris can command the stage for all audiences with his humor woven between real life examples and hospitality industry facts. His experience with clients and groups of people from around the world allow him to draw from a deep well of knowledge! His specialties include hospitality market trends, current customer buying habits, the challenges with service, developing staff and finding new pathways to profitability. He is one of our most requested speakers.

Melissa M. Stewart

Executive Director…..Greater Houston Restaurant Association

“I have learned so much about restaurants and the hospitality Industry from Chris and his ASBDC workshops! I have also had the pleasure of him assisting me with a few of my restaurant clients. Whenever I am in need of an expert….He is my “Go To” guy.

Monty Henderson

Regional Director…..Indiana Small Business Development Center