Don Fitzgerald - Food Safety

Years in Hospitality Industry: 40+

Founder of Restaurant Project Development Team Inc. (RPTD,Inc) and Co-Founder Safe and Sound food safety consultants. RPDT consultancy focusing on Human Resources and Operations for growth brands in the Hospitality Industry. Safe and Sound food safety consultants is a nationally recognized food safety facility inspection and training company for hotels, restaurants, and food manufacturing operators.

  • Certified Management and Food Handler Food Safety Instructor/Proctor National Restaurant Association
  • TIPS™ Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service Instructor/Proctor
  • LEAD™ Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service Certification
  • ANSI Certified Manager Food Safety Proctor
  • California Certified ABC Responsible Sales and Service Trainer (application pending)
  • Covid Compliance Officer Certification
  • National Restaurant Association Covid Precautions Training for Take-out and Delivery
  • Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention Trainer
  • Sell-Smart Certified Safe and Compliant Cannabis Sales
  • Certified OSHA Culinary Compliance
  • Chief of Staff – The Fireman Hospitality Group – New York City
  • Vice President Operations - Wolfgang Puck Worldwide – Los Angeles
  • Vice President Operations – Elliot Associates – Sr. Level Retained Executive Search – New York
  • Vice President Human Resources – California Pizza Kitchen – Los Angeles
  • Various Senior Level Positions – restaurant companies in New York City
  • Restaurant Manager – Prominent National Chain – Chicago
  • Director of Catering/Special Events – The Playboy Club – New York - Chicago
  • State University of New York
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management


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