Alan Someck's 36 years experience in the food industry as an owner, operator, consultant and teacher has fully prepared him to provide highly professional and thorough expert witness reports, depositions and testimony. Alan has been a legal expert witness in a wide variety of cases related to the hospitality field including Restaurant Operations, Restaurant Income and Profit, Restaurant Training, Hospitality Slip and Falls, Restaurant Wages and Tips, Food Safety, Alcohol Service, Hospitality Harassment, Hospitality Discrimination, Restaurant Business Damages,Hospitality Customer Safety, Restaurant Feasibility Studies. In addition, for the past 10 years, he has been a full time instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education and an Adjunct Professor of Hospitality Management at the New York Institute of Technology. Alan has had 25 years of extensive experience in fine dining and fast casual operations. Through his 2 companies, Keystone Hospitality Solutions and Food Startup Help, he has been a consultant to help develop and turn around a wide variety of restaurant concepts as well as consulting to bring new food products to market. Alan has also been awarded 7 grants from the Federal Government and New York State to work on sustainability issues within the hospitality industry. Alan has organized workshops, conferences and training programs for the New York State Restaurant Association and has been a speaker and author of hospitality related business articles on management strategies, food service operations and franchising. He has been featured in a variety of business media publications such as Forbes.com and Full Service Restaurant Magazine. In addition, Alan has ownership interest in a highly successful chain of San Diego based Natural Foods Markets.