Mike Holtzman Speaking Engagements

Michael Holtzman


Michael Holtzman received his BS in Restaurant Management from California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California and now has over 30 years of restaurant industry experience.  After 12 years of hands-on experience in the hospitality business, he formed his own consulting business and has since worked with more than 340 Restaurants, Resorts, Hotels, Casinos, Country Clubs, Daily Fee Courses, Park and Recreation Facilities, Health Clubs, Aquatic


Centers and Ski Resorts by coaching and directing in the areas of restaurant design, customer service, sales and profitability. He has worked with over 350 facilities in 42 states and numerous countries across the globe.  We understand the challenges of opening and operating all different types of restaurants and multi use facilities. 


Text Box:  In the summer of 2009, Mike traveled to Dubai and worked on Greg Normans 140,000 square foot Club House.  The club house has a total of fourteen kitchens, bars, and restaurants.

In the summer of 2007 Michael founded Backyard Grille.  In 2009 Backyard Grille serviced over 600,000 attendees and sports park participants.  The operation keeps the team connected to the true needs of running a successful food and beverage operations.  In 2009 he had over 200 employees, 9 site managers, accounting department and 3 regional managers. 

 Michael Holtzman, has been at Invitational speaking engagements.  He has trained an estimated 10,000 participants so far. He won speaker of the year with World Waterpark Association and Supplier of the year 2009. The speaking engagement includes the following organizations:

§         Asian Golf Conference in Singapore 2007-2009

§         National Club Manager Association of America (CMAA) 2001-2009

§         CMAA Regional Conference in: Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington DC, Wisconsin and California.

§         PGA of America (PGA) 1998-2003, 2005, 2007

§         Bodylife Conference (England) 2001

§         National Golf course Owners Association (NGCOA)  1998-1999, 2002-2003, 2005, 2007

§         National Ski Areas Association (NSAA)  1999, 2000, 2007

§         National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) 2000-2008 and 2009

§         Florida Recreation and Parks 2001, 2003

§         Athletic Business Conference (AB) 1999-2007 and 2009

§         International Amusement Park Association (IAAPA) 2000

§         Fun Expo Conference 2004-2007 and 2008

§         International Health Racquet and Sports Association (IHRSA) 1993-2000, 2005, 2007

§         Club Industry Convention (CI) 1995-1999

§         Crittenden Golf Conference  2000-2008 and 2009

§         Sportsplex Operators and Developers Association (SODA) 200-2002

§         Global Gaming and Hospitality (G2E)  2008-2009

§         World Waterpark Association (WWA) 1998-2009

§         California Parks and Recreation Society 2010

§         National Indian Gaming Association 2010 (April)

Mike was also a professor at the San Diego Golf Academy and taught all of the Food and Beverage classes at the college.

Mike is currently assisting University of Las Vegas (UNLV) as a guest speaker for the Hospitality program 2008-2009