A Passion for Helping Your Restaurant Succeed

Hospitality management & consulting company for start up & existing restaurants who want to be the best.
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Dash Hospitality Partners with MLevel

Renew, Refresh, Refocus, Re-Open!

DASH Hospitality has collaborated with MLevel to develop a self-service platform that allows small businesses in the Hospitality sector to educate and train their employees on re-entry into the workforce. FOR FREE. FOR 10 WEEKS.

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The Team

DAVID ABES

David has lived in Atlanta since he was 5 years old. After attending Arizona State University, he moved back to Atlanta in 1991.  Starting his restaurant career at the age of 16, he went on to work for Morrison’s Corporation in their casual dining division with L & N Seafood & Silver Spoon.  David was the General Manager of the Atlanta Fish Market during the Olympics.  David moved on to become the Director of Operations for Here To Serve Restaurants for 14 years, growing the company from 3 to 14 restaurants.  Following Here To Serve, David became the Regional Director of Operations for LDV Hospitality.  Before starting DASH Hospitality Group, David held the role of COO for the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group overseeing 9 restaurants in Georgia and 4 in South Florida for three years.  In his free time, he helps his wife Julie with her edible cookie dough concept, called Batter Cookie Dough Counter. David is on the board for the Atlanta Community Food Bank and JDRF.  David’s son Mitchell was diagnosed with Type one diabetes when he was 2 and is a Sophomore at University of Maryland. Also, David has a daughter Amanda, who is at Medical University of South Carolina, studying to be an Occupational Therapist.

BRETT CROWDER

VP OF OPERATIONS

Brett Crowder is a dedicated leader within the Hospitality Industry with over 20 years of experience. Brett has coached and mentored teams within all environments and concepts ranging from fast casual to fine dining. As a graduate of the University of Georgia, Brett majored in Sociology and Mass Communication. Solidifying his passion for people and working directly with others, Brett specializes in applying his expertise with a ‘hands on’ approached of coaching and mentoring. Brett has successfully navigated many concepts through operations re-structuring and implementation, P&L optimization, and training and development of new and existing talent.

Brett is an Atlanta native and currently lives in Duluth, GA with his son, where they are heavily involved in the community and local food charities. Brett also serves as a youth baseball coach working with young men and women. His personal interests include hiking, fishing and landscape photography.

Jennifer Krapp

NEW PROJECT SPECIALIST

Jennifer Krapp has been one of the Southeast’s top hospitality professionals and restaurant consultants for the last 13 years. She has worked with nationally recognized restaurant groups in the development process of new restaurant openings, by managing the design and facilitating the cross-functional collaboration between stakeholders. Jennifer also possesses extensive knowledge and experience, helping her clients understand and implement food service standards and regulations within their establishments. In all of Jennifer’s work, she stands by her belief that every detail matters, and hospitality is the core to success.

Jennifer began her career in 2001 as the Dining Room Director of the acclaimed Canoe Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. She has played an integral role in the opening of 14 new restaurants in Georgia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas with The Indigo Road Hospitality Group and opened five restaurants for Frog Hollow Hospitality Group in Augusta, Georgia. For the last eight years, Jennifer has taken her hospitality knowledge to The Masters Tournament, running the operations of multi-million dollar hospitality clubs.

Jennifer found her niche in opening restaurants and continues to grow professionally by investing in personal and business development. When not traveling the region for work, Jennifer enjoys kickboxing and dining at new restaurants across the nation -- aka performing market research.

DEBBIE & STEVE HORN

GOFIGURE, INC

From Atlanta by way of Austin, Texas and back to Atlanta, Debbie and Steve Horn started GoFigure, Inc
over 30 years ago. Debbie and Steve are a “TEAM”. They specialize in the needs for hospitality and
other businesses with regards to all financial systems including bookkeeping, accounting, and back office
systems.

While working with many major restaurant groups, they have established themselves as gurus
when it comes to making sure all the financial systems are set up properly, they communicate constantly
to the team about wins and what red flags there are from the top to bottom of the P & L.

When not working, they love spending time with their 6 kids, three grandkids and “Mimi” Debbie’s
Mom. Debbie is in the pilates studio and Steve is on the golf course when they are not working or with
their family.

HAYLEY LANGHOLTZ

Social Media Expert

Hayley is an expert social media strategist. She’s helped numerous businesses turn followers into sales and leads. She loves creating engaging content and branding for each of her clients.

Hayley worked in retail while coming up with her own food blog, Hungrybocagals. She learned to brand herself through social media. Now, she loves telling businesses owners’ stories with engaging content, video and graphics.

Our Clients

David, Brett and Team Dash began leading operations for us a year ago and the results have been tremendous. They bring focus, attention to detail, culture and professionalism to a new level. With such vast experience in the best of class Atlanta restaurant industry they possess relationships with vendors, guests, and most importantly, talent that nobody else can. My only regret is not partnering with Dash sooner.

David Clapp - Dantanna’s

David is the go-to guy for improving your processes, finding the right vendors and keeping everyone on point! Creative, experienced and has a vast network of resources.  He has helped us grow as a business and is always an absolute pleasure to work with.

Leigh Ann Livaditis - Zesto

Services

BUSINESS PLANS

STARTUP CONSULTING

RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT

+ Marketing/PR, Purchasing, Bookkeeping, and much more!

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