Your success depends on cost containment and control. With so much depending on the right tools, it is a must to have someone in your corner who completely understands the Beverage Purchasing process. My background and work history have required a complete knowledge of this process. It’s not enough to pick up the phone and order. Knowledge of state-county-city regulations, understanding the perils of ‘split case charges’, inventory controls, maximizing inventory turns, pouring controls–these are just a few tools that can help your profitability.Read more
One of the great ‘showcase’ opportunities for your business is the Specialty Drink platform. From busy restaurants to major events, getting a really impactful Signature Drink can be a big driving force for image, profitability and recognition. My proven track record of developing drink menus for day-to-day operations and major special events allow me to quickly determine your needs. Glassware, garnish, price points and onward. You will have the perfect drinks for your events.Read more
There is no event that I cannot handle. Use my experience to establish a top-flight beverage program as well as provide operational expertise for your event. I have experience in conducting major beverage events including The Kentucky Derby, US Open Tennis Tournaments, Super Bowls, All-Star Games, NASCAR events. Let an expert get the results you need and the bottom line you deserve.
About Bob King
Robert J. (Bob) King
- Levy Restaurants | 4-1996/3-2012
Director of Beverage, Corporate Office, Chicago, ILDirected Beverage Program with sales of $400M for 105 unit group. Directed National Account strategic value added programming. Oversaw Special Event Beverage programming and on-site support for U.S. Open Tennis, Kentucky Derby, Super Bowls, World Series, NBA Finals, NBA/NHL All-Star Games, NASCAR races. Developed Purchasing programs for group. Developed and conducted Beverage Training.
- Levy Restaurants at McCormick Place | 4-1992/4-1996
Director of Beverage and ConcessionsOversaw Beverage and Concession Operations for nation’s largest Convention Center.
- Hillary’s a Chicago Bar, Levy Restaurants | 2-1979/4-1992
Bar Manager/Director of BeverageManaged bar operations for busy Water Tower restaurant. Handled all purchasing, training, scheduling, inventory.
- NBC (National Broadcasting Company) | 5-1975/2-1979
WMAQ & WKQX Radio StationsOn-air personality, Music Director, Producer
Illinois State University | 9-1968/5-1973
Cycling, cooking, food and wine/beer pairings, reading
Chicago Police Department/City of Chicago Citizen’s Award | 11-1981