Michael Holtzman received his BS in Restaurant Management from California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California, and now has 43 years of food and beverage industry experience. His focus has been on improving the sales, quality, and profitability of food service operations.
Mike is a hands-on operator with experience in all aspects of food service. In particular, he has worked with more than 700 facilities in North America, Europe, Jamaica, Asia and the Middle East. Mike is the President of Profitable Food Facilities Worldwide, a company specializing in captive market restaurant locations including Private Country Clubs, City Clubs, Yacht Clubs, High End Daily Fee Courses, Golf Resorts, Ski Resorts, Water Parks, Theme Parks, and Casinos.
PFFW is recognized worldwide for Mike’s dynamic speaking engagements. For more than two decades Mike has spoken at over 350 conferences around the world including international and national organizations, as well as their regional chapters. His vast knowledge and experience as a speaker earned him the rating of #1 speaker at IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) in 2016, 2017, and 2019. He was also involved in the development of a Food Service Certification Training Program introduced in Australia in 2018. He has spoken at conferences for the WWA (World Waterpark Association), the CMAA (Club Management Association of America), the NSAA (National Ski Area Association), the NRPA (National Recreation and Parks Associations), the BPAA (Bowling Proprietors Association of America), the NGCOA (National Golf Course Owners Association), and the GMA (General Managers Association of Australia).
Over the past 29 years, Mike and the Profitable Food Facilities Worldwide team has generated tens of millions of dollars in profits for their clients with services ranging from consulting engagements, to kitchen design, to full implementation of designs/ recommendations.