Culinary Experience

Short Biography

Professional Recognition

International Culinary Competition Awards


Books Written & Videos Produced

NFP Leadership

Philanthropic Leadership


Keith Keogh, CEC

   Internationally recognized senior foodservice executive and culinarian with more than 20 years experience in leading national, international, not for profit, publicly traded and private organizations to consistent positive bottom-line, membership and brand growth.  Recognized for creativity and creative solutions applied to strategic planning efforts to improve market share, develop new revenue streams and create long term stakeholder value in Fortune 500 restaurant chains, sports and entertainment complexes, entrepreneurial ventures, theme park, education and hospitality industries.  A  goal-oriented team leader with excellent diplomatic, problem solving, presentation and motivational skills often used in establishing and getting  buy-in on a forward vision, thereby setting staff, stakeholders and companies up for long-term success.

 Areas of Expertise include:

Capital Budgeting and Merger Processes Long Term Consumer Trend Analysis and Impact
Focused Consumer Research Business and Organization Strategic Planning and Management

Performance and Quality Improvement

Accelerated Growth, Marketing and Brand Strategies
Menu Development, Implementation and Management Translate Consumer Research into Actionable Menu, Atmosphere and Service Enhancement or Changes
Financial Management and Restructuring

Business Process Reengineering

Corporate Culture Change

Green Initiative

Online Culinary and Skill Training and Technology National Not for Profit Reorganization and Leadership

   Keogh is known in the food industry for his leadership of the United Stated Culinary Olympic Team during which time his teams brought home three All-Around World Championship Titles and 5 top two finishes. Keogh personally holds two individual professional national championship titles in wild game and seafood.

   He is the past president of The American Culinary Federation and World Association of Chefs Societies, authored New Currents in American Cuisine, was granted an Honorary Doctorate by Johnson and Wales University for contribution to American Cuisine and was honored with a Star on San Francisco’s Chef’s Stars Walk of Fame in 2000.

 Keogh lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife Vicki and near their two daughters and two grandchildren.

Biography ] NFP Leadership ] Philanthropic Leadership ] Education ] Competition Awards ] Professional Recognition ] Int'l Judging Experience ] Videos and Books ] Total Food Network, Inc ] ZATS Restaurants ] Levy Restaurants ] Darden Restaurants ] California Culinary Academy, Inc. ] Walt Disney World Co. ]

Contact Information:
Phone: 407/970-9404

Executive Experience

Total Food Network, Inc
President, CEO

ZATS Restaurants
President, CEO

Levy Restaurants
Regional Chef, Senior Leadership Team

Darden Restaurants
Senior Vice President

California Culinary Academy, Inc. {COOK} NASDAQ}
President, CEO

Walt Disney World Co.
Executive Chef R&D/Business Strategies. Parks