He’s Got It Down To a Science
A virtual fixture in the restaurant, bar and nightclub business, Jon is an internationally recognized, award-winning restaurant operator, owner and concept developer. He’s a respected industry “voice” with nearly 30 years of hands-on experience.
As a keynote speaker, Taffer taps into his vast experience that spans the entire spectrum of the food and beverage, hotel and hospitality arenas. He delivers expertise in the creation, development and management of casual restaurants, entertainment venues, nightclubs, bars, stadium/arena food service, resort facilities, and large theme restaurants. Additionally, Jon always keeps immersed in the hottest “trend-setting” food and beverage endeavors.
Prior to joining the Neighborhood Marketing Group, Taffer served as president of Innovative Hospitality Concepts, Inc. – a world renowned, award winning creator and operator of innovative restaurant and nightclub concepts. A member of many boards, Taffer serves on Nightclub & Bar Magazine, Tradeshow and Convention’s board, Restaurant Marketing Magazine and is a past member of NFL Enterprises’ board of directors.
As one of only six inductees into the Nightclub Hall of Fame, Taffer is also the holder of such distinctions as “Pub Master” in the United Kingdom with multiple honors as “Operator of the Year” and winner of “Property of the Year.” Jon Taffer was also once recognized as “a major leaguer” in Inc. Magazine’s feature, “Angels of the Night.”
Among Taffer’s recent speaking engagements are: Intercontinental Hotels (and Holiday Inns) Food & Beverage Council, Sheraton’s Annual F & B Conference (member, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide), HOTFAB Conference, Beverage & Food Show, Grand Casino’s Annual Executive Conference, British American Tobacco Hotel/Restaurant Marketing Conference (Trinidad), The IMCEA Annual Conference, Cooper Hotels Annual General Manager’s Conference and others.