GLENN CATES

Food and Beverage-Kitchen Operations

Glenn brings 35 years of culinary service as an executive chef, kitchen designer, and product management specialist to the A’La Carte Foodservice Consulting Group. Glenn began his career with T.G.I. Fridays, where he played a role in many restaurant openings. He became a regional food & beverage director, and was a part of the menu development management team. Glenn assisted with the development and expansion of Dalt’s, Friday’s sister concept, before leaving to join a newly formed Independent Restaurant development group. Glenn partnered with Chris Tripoli to open Nicole’s Café San Felipe in Houston, Texas. This award winning southwestern bistro was the first of many restaurant projects they would do together. He developed the menu and kitchen operations for Tortuga Mexican restaurants in Texas and Trulucks Seafood, Steak and Crab house restaurant in Texas, Florida, and California. Glenn’s successful kitchen related projects extend through out the US and include Clients in Canada, Mexico, the British West Indies, the Middle East and Lagos Nigeria.