Fernando will be a crucial asset in Strategic Solution Partners’ strategy and will bring innovative problem solving to beleaguered food and beverage operations by finding new ways to repurpose use space and generate revenue,” states Bill Scanlon, President and CEO of Strategic Solution Partners.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (PRWEB) January 13, 2021
A proud Ecuadorian, Salazar came to the United States in 1971, where his hospitality career began with Helmsley Hotels in New York City. In his pursuit of excellence, Salazar quickly advanced through the hotel ranks working for Westin Hotels and Resorts, Omni Hotels and Resorts and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts as Vice President of Food and Beverage-ultimately advancing to Senior VP for Interstate Hotel and Resorts throughout a 30 year period. During his time with all four hotel chains, Salazar helped accrue over $975M in annual food and beverage revenue.
In parallel, he has received numerous national and international accolades for his expertise in the food and beverage industry. He was awarded the Culinary Institute of America Gold Medal as well as the Royal Academy of Spanish Gastronomy and both named him Universal Ambassador. Salazar is currently the Executive Vice President of E-Spain, a company he co-founded in 2017; an international multidisciplinary company that specializes in the creation of international culinary competitions and culinary internships in the best restaurants in Spain. Most recently, his work with E-Spain, involving an educational documentary produced for this year’s virtual International Mushroom Congress of Castilla y Leon Soria Gastronomica, has been selected to participate in the International Film Festival: Life-off Global Network.
He is also the co-creator of The World Tapas Competition, traditionally held in Spain. Salazar is looking to bring the First International Tapas Competition of the Americas, where chefs will be invited from every country in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. Similarly, Salazar is the co-creator of the International Black Truffle Competition, which is typically held in Spain as well. The next competition will take place in December of 2021 where 15 international chefs must bring along a culinary student to form a team and represent their country.
Fernando Salazar is a master in the food and beverage consulting arena. As an SSP Consultant, he envisions to be at the top of the food and beverage consulting sector by applying his philosophy that “excellence is the consistent execution of the minor details.”
Strategic Solution Partners is a Hospitality Solution Provider founded in 2007. Comprised of top tier industry executives focused on providing ownership and management business partners with long term revenue and performance enhancing solutions in both domestic and international capacities. Their services are tailored to their client’s specific needs and range from strategic planning and organizational alignment, to consultative experts reaching across the operational disciplines, to interim task force support for management and leadership in sales, marketing, revenue and operations positions. Recognized by Inc5000’s as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies 3 years in a row, and listed as one of Times Financial Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2020, Strategic Solution Partners innovative team, creative problem solving, industry leading talent, and broad range of resources allows their clients to quickly access the solution to their specific need.