Bill Marvin, The Restaurant Doctor™ is a leading authority on how good restaurants can become
great restaurants. He helps independent operators create organizations that can prosper in tough times and bring
out their workers' innate ability to deliver exceptional service.
Bill is the founder of Effortless, Inc., a management research/ education company,
Prototype Restaurants, a hospitality consulting group and the Hospitality Masters
Press, publisher of the acclaimed Hospitality Masters Series of industry books.
He started his working life at the age of 14, washing dishes (by hand!) in a small restaurant on Cape Cod and
went on to earn a degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. Bill moved to Colorado to develop and
operate the foodservice system for the U.S. Olympic Training Centers. He and his wife, Margene, lived in Gig
Harbor, Washington from 1993 to 2018.
A veteran of the foodservice industry, Bill has managed hotels, institutions and clubs and owned full service
restaurants. He has had the keys in his hand, his name on the loans and the payrolls to meet. He is a member of the
Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers and the National Speakers Association. He has achieved all major
professional certifications in the foodservice industry.
Bill is a prolific author and a sought-after advisor in the areas of concept development and organizational
effectiveness. In addition to over a dozen well-regarded books focused on the hospitality industry, he writes two
weekly e-mail newsletters, offers several subscription series and contributes regularly to trade magazines in
His final project is A Place of Hospitality™, a certification and support system designed to put hospitality
back in the hospitality business.
He has now retired to the Mediterranean coast of Spain. You can contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at +34 600 60 77 17 (or leave a message at 253-858-9255)..
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Bill Marvin, "The Restaurant Doctor™," is the leading authority on how good restaurants can become great
restaurants. He helps independent operators create organizations that can prosper in tough times and bring out
their workers' innate ability to deliver exceptional service. www.restaurantdoctor.com.