Donald Burns

Expert Columnist

Donald Burns is The Restaurant Coach™. He is the leading authority, speaker, and international coach on how restaurant owners, operators, and culinary professionals go from just good to becoming outstanding. He is a sought-after advisor in the areas of: leadership, branding, social media marketing, culture, operations, restauranteur mindset, team development, behavioral dynamics, productivity & peak performance. His mission: Build your brand. Increase your profits. Strengthen your team.

Interesting facts:

  • He holds 3 Black Belts in 3 martial art styles, including a 5th Degree Black Belt in American Kempo Karate.
  • He is a former member of the elite USAF Pararescue Teams.
  • He is the co-founder of Chef Branding Academy, online courses that teaches culinary professionals how to build a successful personal brand.