HIROO "RIKI" CHIKARAISHI
Mr. Chikaraishi is the President of Thomas and Chikaraishi Inc., Japan's premier consulting firm in the hospitality industry.
Formed twenty-five years ago, this firm counts among its clients Japan's major trading companies (C. Itoh and Sumitomo), the largest restaurant companies (Royal and Kentucky Fried Chicken), independent restaurants, and the finest hotels, such as the Hotel Seiyo Ginza.
Thomas and Chikaraishi Inc.
does project planning, restaurant development, operational analysis and organization development.
In addition, Mr. Chikaraishi is the founder of H&RI, a hotel and restaurant management school that specializes in intensive training courses.
Specific courses are developed for companies or properties, and standard courses on Service, Food and Beverage, Administration and other aspects of the hospitality field are offered.
Most of Japan's key organizations have sent participants to these classes.