Howard Solomon [ Principal, The Solomon Group] Howard Solomon joined the VIDA team in January 2006.He
expertise in business development, food & beverage operations and real estate acquisition.Howard is the CEO of The Solomon Group, a restaurant / hospitality-consulting firm based in San Diego, California which was founded in 1998.The Solomon Group
has a large client base that expands across 45 states.
Prior to starting his
consulting firm, Howard
orchestrated seven Grand Opening as a Project Manager for the Hard Rock Café
from 1986 - 1992.Following the Hard Rock Café, Howard was appointed the Vice President of Operations for famed retailer Lenny Weinglass in the Boogies Diner concept.
...In 1995, Howard joined the Executive Management team at the Cheesecake Factory in Calabasas, California.He was primarily in charge of the management training division.The Wolfgang Puck Food Company recruited Howard in 1997 to head up the restaurant division's project development team.
Deeply entrenched in all aspects of the restaurant / hospitality industry from business development to real estate, operations, customer service, training and more, Howard
consults with national corporations to the local big shots.He also sits of the Board of Directors of the San Diego chapter of the Food and Beverage Association and is a member of the California Restaurant Association.In addition, Howard has taught Restaurant Management courses at San Diego State University.Howard
is an avid fan of the VIDA lifestyle.He
eats "healthy", exercises and enjoys the "richness" of his
wife Debra reside in Poway, California, with their two children, Jason (14) and Samantha (9).Howard also sits on the Board of Trustees for his synagogue, Temple Adat Shalom, and is the Ways and Means Chairman.Howard
is also active in community children's theatre with his
son Jason.Howard directs (and makes an occasional cameo onstage) while Jason is an avid actor and singer.Howard
also loves to watch his
daughter, Samantha, played soccer and softball.Howard
also enjoys football and baseball and has season tickets to both the San Diego Chargers
and San Diego Padres.