“Jim Israel is one of a kind. His vast knowledge of Food, Service, Logistics and Business is astounding!”
“I have worked with Jim several times over a twenty year period, and found him to be a terrific entrepreneurial manager with excellent people skills and tremendous sales ability."
Ron Gorodesky- RAS
"Jim has excellent leadership traits and communication skills, not to mention a burning desire to be productive. Jim is also a good team player and was phenomenal in motivating his sales people in this harsh economy. His ideas for growing the sales of his company were creative, helping his company acheive new heights in the field of marketing."
His creativity and energy are an asset to all who work with him whether as a vendor, client or colleague and I would recommend him in any and all of those roles.”
Steve Wildemann- Advanced Staging Productions
“Jim was well organized and extremely detail orientated. Jim was always a pleasure to do business with and always coming up with the new ways and ideas to save the company money, he was always great for thinking outside the box."
Loise Gardener- ATT Wireless
"I have confidence in Jim and his staff’s ability to interact with the clientele and would very much recommend him and his services anyone and everyone."
Justin Petermeyer - CPA
"I’ve had the opportunity to learn from Jim’s keen insight on business. I’ve also observed Jim’s mastery of a myriad of very diverse skills related to running a thriving entrepreneurial venture (from the ability to dissect financial statements, understand complex deal structures, master brand recognition, seamlessly satisfy client needs through the sale of customized services, successfully navigate and negotiate contracts and deals, effectively manage operations to consistently generate positive margins, and leverage technology to drive process efficiencies."
Geoffrey Kent CEO and CEO of Cognis IT
"Jim is an incredibly gifted entrepreneur and idea person. Working with him at Culinary Concepts was a great experience. The environment was challenging, rewarding and always interesting, Jim is not a status quo leader. He is continually looking to push the organization forward. His vision and passion set him apart from many leaders."
"In short, his work ethic is unmatched, his integrity, unquestionable and his contributions to our overall Alumni Relations mission, unforgettable!"
Joan Adams Hewitt - Director of Alumni Affairs at the Wharton School
"I worked with Jim on several different events and in a number of different business settings. His knowledge of the food and restaurant business is extensive, he's a highly creatve problem solver and an excellent business person as well. He understands both the product AND the numbers - a unique combination in this industry. I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking to create and grow a sustainable business in the food/ catering industry."
Cheryl Beth Kuchler - President of Ballantree Consulting / Founder, CEO Think Tank