YOUR IFSEA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Richard Weil, MCFE, Chairman of the Board
Richard is Vice-President for National Restaurant Consultants (NRC) in Golden, Colorado, has been a part of the foodservice and hospitality industry for six decades. NRC is a National and International Foodservice and Hospitality Industry consulting firm that specializes in opening restaurants, working with restaurant concepts that need adjustments through NRC’s registered “Operations Analysis” ® process, as well as a Richard is a sought-after industry professional “Expert Witness.” Richard has been involved in opening over 225 restaurant openings in his career as well as a renowned industry speaker.
Prior to joining NRC, Richard served as the President and COO of Nick-N-Willy’s Franchise Company, LLC. Under his leadership, Nick-N-Willy’s—a small regional pizza chain—grew from 11 stores to more than 130 locations and successfully went public in 2009.
Richard served as chairman of the board of the Colorado Restaurant Association from 2004-2005 and is the current Chairman of the Board of the International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA) and also served in this capacity from 1996-1998. He also served on the board of directors of the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Albuquerque Aquarium and the New Mexico and California State Restaurant Associations.
Richard brings a unique perspective to food service and hospitality having been an owner-operator, restaurant kitchen design consultant, supply chain management expert, resource for addressing industry issues, and an expert witness validating both plaintiff and defense case positions.