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Mr. David A. Gotowko

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National Director of Special Even...

ARA Services
 
Background

Employment History

  • Member, Fine Dining Division
    ARA Services
  • Vice President
    Food & Beverage Industry
  • Kitchen Accepting Positions
    Hotel Group
  • Executive Sous Chef and Chef Positions
    Royal George & Royal York Hotels
  • Sous Chef Positions
    Royale George & Royale York Hotels

Board Memberships and Affiliations

19 Total References
Web References
Our Founder - Restaurant Business Solutions
www.restaurantbusinesssolutions.com, 7 June 2013 [cached]
David A. Gotowko:
In the early 1970's David A. Gotowko began his career at a Country Club in Upstate New York where he met his first mentor, Master Chef Eric Scott who earlier in his career was the Master Chef of the infamous HMS Queen Mary. He apprenticed under Chef Scott for more than three years and successfully earned his Chef certification from the prestigious DCT Hotel & Culinary Arts School in Vitznau Switzerland. At just 19 Chef Gotowko was awarded the position of Executive Chef at the prestigious Private Club.
By the late 1970's Mr. Gotowko had earned Business degrees in Management & Marketing from SUNY at Buffalo; and completed several Accounting & Finance courses from the Wharton School of Business New York. He continued his culinary development holding Executive Sous Chef & Chef positions at the Royal George & Royal York Hotels in Toronto, Ontario. He accepted his first consulting contract while working at the "York" developing Toronto's first Wine Bar concept, the Rendezvous Room in 1980. Acquiring a taste for management, Mr. Gotowko left the kitchen accepting positions with a Hotel Group that owned Playboy Club, Ramada Renaissance, Ramada Inn, Hilton & Marriott franchises eventually becoming the Vice President of Food & Beverage.
In mid 1982, he opened Davio a Northern Italian Southern Country French Restaurant featuring a National Jazz Tour Nightclub in Amherst, New York. The restaurant opened to critical acclaim in a very difficult economic time. Davio received feature articles from Gourmet Magazine, Bon Appetite Magazine, Billboard and Wine Spectator. The restaurant was the recipient of numerous awards such as DiRONA, Travel Holiday, Michelin Guide, and the Wine Spectator Grand Award. In 1985 Mr. Gotowko sold the restaurant to a group of investors who operated the concept for another eight years.
By late 1985, Mr. Gotowko joined ARA Services, Fine Dining Division as their National Director of Special Events and General Manager of the John Hancock Restaurants / The 95th in Chicago. He traveled extensively, having full catering and production responsibility for nationally prominent events such as Miss America Beauty Pageants; the Unveiling of the Statue of Liberty Celebration in New York Harbor; Ramses II Egyptian Antiquities US Tour; the Pan American Games; Super Bowl XX ; and many others. He was an Operations Consultant for the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea; served as a food and operations consultant for the Italian government during the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002; and has personally arranged and managed many catered events serving every U.S. President from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush along with many other World dignitaries.
In 1994, he established Restaurant Business Solutions serving the many needs of the Food & Beverage Industry developing a practice exclusively for restaurants, hotels, private clubs, caterer's, and entertainment venues. In 1995 he was honored as one of "America's Top 2000 Chefs" by Chefs in America.
Mr. Gotowko has worked with numerous Restaurant & Hotel groups including A la Carte Enterprises; Phil Stefani Restaurants; Tavern on Rush; Riva Navy Pier; Jilly's; Luigi's Pasta House; Wild West Town Theme Park; Hyatt Hotels; Marriott Hotels; Country Inn & Suites; Hampton Inns; several Private Clubs; numerous independents, investment groups, and accountants with industry clients. While much of his professional activity is currently centered upon start-ups, concept and business development, his reputation for financial performance consulting & "turn-arounds" is widely respected. He is responsible for creation of numerous successful restaurant concepts in the United States and Canada. Mr. Gotowko developed "Kids Kitchen," a nutrition, education, and cooking program for elementary school children in suburban Chicago, earning program sponsorship from several food distributors.
Restaurant Business Solutions About David A. Gotowko
www.restaurantbusinesssolutions.com, 5 July 2011 [cached]
David Gotowko Restaurant Business Solutions About David A. Gotowko Restaurant Business Solutions
At RBS we can help you whether you are an existing restaurant or just starting out - Call (630) 585-6650
David A. Gotowko
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Mr. Gotowko began his career in the early 1970's at a Country Club in Upstate New York. It was here that Gotowko met his first mentor, Master Chef Eric Scott.
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By the late 1970s Chef Gotowko had held Sous Chef positions at the Royale George & Royale York Hotels in Toronto, Ontario. He accepted his first consulting contract while working at the "York" opening Toronto's first Wine Bar, the Rendezvous Room in 1980. Acquiring a taste for management, Gotowko left the kitchen accepting positions with a Hotel Group that owned Playboy Club, Ramada Renaissance, Ramada Inn, & Marriott franchises.
In mid 1982, he opened Davio a Northern Italian Southern Country French Restaurant featuring a National Jazz Tour Nightclub in Amherst, New York. The restaurant opened to critical acclaim in a very difficult economic time. Davio received feature articles from Gourmet Magazine, Bon Appetite Magazine, Billboard and Wine Spectator. The restaurant was the recipient of numerous awards such as DiRONA, Travel Holiday, Michelin Guide, and the Wine Spectator Grand Award. Frustrated with the continued struggle with a poor economy in the upstate New York area, Gotowko sold the restaurant in 1985. Later that year, Gotowko joined ARA Services, Fine Dining Division as their National Director of Special Events and General Manager of the John Hancock Restaurants / The 95th in Chicago. He traveled extensively; having full Catering and Production responsibility for Nationally Prominent Events such as Miss America Beauty Pageants; the Unveiling of the Statue of Liberty Celebration in New York Harbour; Ramses II Egyptian Antiquities US Tour; the Pan American Games; Super Bowl XX ; and many others. He has served every U.S. President from Mr. Carter to Mr. Clinton along with many other World dignitaries.
At the beginning of 1990, Gotowko packed away his suitcase joining Eli's Chicago's Finest Cheesecake and Eli's the Place for Steak as their Corporate Chef and General Manager. In 1994, he established Restaurant Business Solutions serving the many needs of the Food & Beverage Industry developing a practice exclusively for restaurants, hotels, private clubs, caterer's, and entertainment venues. In 1995 he was honored as one of "America's Top 2000 Chefs" by Chefs in America.
He has worked with numerous Restaurant & Hotel groups including A la Carte Enterprises; Phil Stefani Restaurants; Key Wester Fish & Pasta House; Luigi's Pasta House; Wild West Town Theme Park; Hyatt Hotels; Marriott Hotels; Country Inns; several Private Clubs; numerous independents, investment groups, and accountants with industry clients. While much of Restaurant Business Solution's clientele is centered upon concept and business development, its reputation for troubled financial "turn-arounds" is also well respected. He is responsible for creation of numerous restaurant concepts in the United States and Canada. Gotowko developed "Kids Kitchen," a nutrition and cooking program for elementary school children in suburban Chicago; and developed, coordinated, & directed two Summer Season outdoor art projects raising more than $175,000 each year for the Naperville United Way.
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David Gotowko
About David A. Gotowko
www.restaurantbusinesssolutions.com, 17 Oct 2006 [cached]
David A. Gotowko
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Mr. Gotowko began his career in the early 1970's at a Country Club in Upstate New York.It was here that Gotowko met his first mentor, Master Chef Eric Scott.
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By the late 1970s Chef Gotowko had held Sous Chef positions at the Royale George & Royale York Hotels in Toronto, Ontario.He accepted his first consulting contract while working at the "York" opening Toronto's first Wine Bar, the Rendezvous Room in 1980.Acquiring a taste for management, Gotowko left the kitchen accepting positions with a Hotel Group that owned Playboy Club, Ramada Renaissance, Ramada Inn, & Marriott franchises.
In mid 1982, he opened Davio a Northern Italian Southern Country French Restaurant featuring a National Jazz Tour Nightclub in Amherst, New York.The restaurant opened to critical acclaim in a very difficult economic time.Davio received feature articles from Gourmet Magazine, Bon Appetite Magazine, Billboard and Wine Spectator.The restaurant was the recipient of numerous awards such as DiRONA, Travel Holiday, Michelin Guide, and the Wine Spectator Grand Award.Frustrated with the continued struggle with a poor economy in the upstate New York area, Gotowko sold the restaurant in 1985.
Later that year, Gotowko joined ARA Services, Fine Dining Division as their National Director of Special Events and General Manager of the John Hancock Restaurants / The 95th in Chicago.He traveled extensively; having full Catering and Production responsibility for Nationally Prominent Events such as Miss America Beauty Pageants; the Unveiling of the Statue of Liberty Celebration in New York Harbour; Ramses II Egyptian Antiquities US Tour; the Pan American Games; Super Bowl XX ; and many others.He has served every U.S. President from Mr. Carter to Mr. Clinton along with many other World dignitaries.
At the beginning of 1990, Gotowko packed away his suitcase joining Eli's Chicago's Finest Cheesecake and Eli's the Place for Steak as their Corporate Chef and General Manager.In 1994, he established Restaurant Business Solutions serving the many needs of the Food & Beverage Industry developing a practice exclusively for restaurants, hotels, private clubs, caterer's, and entertainment venues.In 1995 he was honored as one of "America's Top 2000 Chefs" by Chefs in America.
He has worked with numerous Restaurant & Hotel groups including A la Carte Enterprises; Phil Stefani Restaurants; Key Wester Fish & Pasta House; Luigi's Pasta House; Wild West Town Theme Park; Hyatt Hotels; Marriott Hotels; Country Inns; several Private Clubs; numerous independents, investment groups, and accountants with industry clients.While much of Restaurant Business Solution's clientele is centered upon concept and business development, its reputation for troubled financial "turn-arounds" is also well respected.He is responsible for creation of numerous restaurant concepts in the United States and Canada. Gotowko developed "Kids Kitchen," a nutrition and cooking program for elementary school children in suburban Chicago; and developed, coordinated, & directed two Summer Season outdoor art projects raising more than $175,000 each year for the Naperville United Way.
David A. Gotowko ...
www.hospitalitynetwork.org, 14 Dec 2007 [cached]
David A. Gotowko
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David has been with Hospitality Network Association since 2000.Currently he has been on the Board of Directors since 2001 serving as Special Events Director.David handles all association meeting locations for the membership.His contribution to the group has been invaluable and he has introduced the members to new restaurants and food experiences.
David is President and Founder of Restaurant Business Solutions serving the many needs of the Food & Beverage Industry developing a practice exclusively for restaurants, hotels, private clubs, caterer's, and entertainment venues since 1994.Mr. Gotowko has worked with numerous Restaurant & Hotel groups, several Private Clubs; numerous independents, investment groups, and accountants with industry clients.While much of Restaurant Business Solution's clientele is centered upon start-ups, concept and business development, its reputation for troubled financial "turn-arounds" is well respected.Restaurant Business Solutions currently serves clients throughout the United States and Canada.He is responsible for creation of numerous restaurant concepts throughout the United States.Gotowko also developed "Kids Kitchen," a nutrition and cooking program for elementary school children in suburban Chicago. .
Prior to this, Gotowko joined ARA Services, Fine Dining Division as their National Director of Special Events and General Manager of the John Hancock Restaurants / The 95th in Chicago.He traveled extensively; having full Catering and Production responsibility for Nationally Prominent Events such as Miss America Beauty Pageants; the Unveiling of the Statue of Liberty Celebration in New York Harbor; Ramses II Egyptian Antiquities US Tour; the Pan American Games; Super Bowl XX ; and many others.He has personally arranged and managed many catered events serving every U.S. President from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush along with many other World.In 1995 he was honored as one of "America's Top 2000 Chefs" by Chefs in America dignitaries.David has business degrees in Management & Marketing from SUNY at Buffalo.
Our May meeting features David ...
www.ssandg.com, 1 May 2013 [cached]
Our May meeting features David Gotowko, founder of Restaurant Business Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in solutions for the food and beverage industry. Join David in an interactive discussion on generating top-line growth.
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