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William Caruso 

Founder and President | William Caruso Associates

Known as one of the “senior statesmen” in the international foodservice consulting world today, Bill Caruso has spent over fifty (50) years in the foodservice industry.  From his early days in the retail grocery business under the tutelage of his uncles to working in every facet of his father’s restaurant business, his love for the hospitality industry drove his lifelong dream to be an industry consultant.  After graduating from Cornell University’s famed School of Hotel Administration in 1970, Bill worked for Allied Stores Corporation of New York.  After receiving his MBA degree in 1973, Bill began his consulting career with both Harley Little Associates and, later, Ricca, Coburn and Caruso Associates, two of the early foodservice consulting firms.  In 1986, he founded William Caruso & Associates, working on both management advisory and design projects around the globe.  His project portfolio of personally completed work numbers well over 2400 projects in 22 countries.  He has lectured to numerous global audiences and authored many published articles that outline important industry trends and news, for many years.  He is known for his humor and his business sense – combining both to create wonderful, long-term bonds with his many worldwide clients.  As he says: “the best complement I have about myself is that the vast majority of my clients have become long-term, loyal friends.”  




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