ABOUT 

KGRHC is a hospitality advisory firm and creative agency specializing in the food and beverage industry.

 

We assist restaurateurs, small business owners, hotels, real estate developers and retail brands hone their concepts and develop their businesses. From concept development, business planning, and financial analysis to developing brand identity and design direction - at KGRHC we have the expertise to bring you to the next level.

our mission

 

kgrhc is a proud lgbtq+ owned business. we are expert in navigating the complex regulatory, social, and economic climate of the hospitality industry. we are fiercely passionate about representation, accessibility and empowering small business owners to thrive.

 

our mission is to utilize our core competencies to lift up businesses, entrepreneurs, and operators that have been overlooked and under-represented

 

...we have been the secret ingredient to nyc's top restaurant concepts and - after working on hundreds of businesses in nyc, around the country and across the globe are proud to bring our methods to you - to be more than just your secret ingredient but an advocate that will stand with you in the effort to create a more inclusive, more accepting, more diverse, and more equitable hospitality industry (and of course, an absolutely stunning, positively unforgettable, and truly extraordinary concept that is uniquely yours)

 

 ...so, give us a call!

OUR TEAM

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KEVIN GREGORY

PRINCIPAL

Kevin Gregory founded KGRHC as a vehicle to make a positive impact in the hospitality industry.

Beginning his career as a pastry cook at a fine dining restaurant, Kevin developed a passion for the food and beverage industry. His fascination with hospitality’s ability to create small but impactful moments of joy is the driving force behind what he does and is an integral part of how he approaches the design of service experiences.

From pastry, Kevin went on to work for large scale caterers, event planning businesses, and kitchen designers as well as freelancing as a graphic designer. His research into the application of Design Thinking as it applies to the hospitality industry, paired with his multi-disciplinary approach led him to enter a career in hospitality consulting with a focus on food and beverage, assisting entrepreneurs develop financially feasible businesses.

Kevin has a wide range of experience and has worked with hundreds of clients in NYC as well as across the United States and abroad. He has worked on everything from breweries and wine bars to fast-casual concepts, Michelin-starred French restaurants, bakeries, pizzerias, and more. In addition, he has done work for hotels, retail brands, mixed use developments and wholesale products.

KGRHC’s mission is to assist operators and business owners discover creative solutions to find success in today’s market; building businesses on a strong conceptual and financial foundation.

Kevin is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

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LUCIANA AUTILIO

FOH OPERATIONS & HOSPITALITY EXPERT

Luciana “Luch” is an Italian- American, born in Florida, living in New York. Luciana went to Pace University in New York City earning her Bachelor’s degree in International Management with a specialization in Hospitality and Italian.

At the age of 15 Luciana started working in the food and beverage industry. Since then she has had experience as Director of Operations, General Manager, Assistant Beverage Director, Training Developer, Controller and Events Coordinator. Luciana had the opportunity to hold these positions at some of the largest and smallest establishments across New York City including The Plaza Hotel, The Ritz Carlton, Gramercy Tavern, II Buco, II Buco Alimentari, Trestle on Tenth, dell’anima, Anfora, Battersby and Dover.  

In addition to her operations and beverage experience, Luciana has extensive learning and training expertise. She has written Curriculum for New York University School of Professional Studies and has trained as an instructor at ICE Culinary Institute.  During her time as Vice President of Learning for Lobster Inc.,  She developed and created corporate training solutions for enterprise clientele including Forbes Travel Guide and Marriott. 

“My mission is to continue to learn and share what I know by helping others in the industry.”