Erle Dardick

Founder and CEO, Monkey Group

Erle Dardick is an entrepreneur, author, restaurant veteran, and off-premise thought leader. Erle’s mission is to help multi-unit brands and restaurant operators create successful off-premise revenue channels.

Erle created The 5 Pillars of Successful Takeout, Delivery & Catering in 1997 based on his success in turning around a struggling Vancouver deli and developing it into a flourishing restaurant and off-premise operation. The 5 Pillars has since evolved to become a leading strategic framework for the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Today, as Founder and CEO of Monkey Group, Erle leads Off-Premise Insights providing media, events and advocacy for the off-premise segment, The Catering Institute, providing training and certification in restaurant off-premise for multi-unit operators, and MonkeyMedia Software: developers of MONKEY™: the #1 cloud-based platform for takeout, delivery and catering. MONKEY™ currently operates in over 8,000 restaurant locations, serving some of the world’s largest restaurant brands.

Erle earned his MBA at Simon Fraser University, and lives in Vancouver BC with his wife and three children.

Erle brings his vision and experience as host of Foodbable's Podcast "The Takeout, Delivery, and Catering Show"—designed to provide you, the operator, with strategies and insights that will help you leverage your brand and make your off-premise initiatives smart, fast, and profitable.