"Leadership is recognizing when it's time for a new course of action and time to change direction."
     "Leadership is recognizing when it's time for a new               course of action and time to change direction."  

Steve Gostin is an accomplished educator and has been a leader in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. Having worked his way through the industry; from host to bartender, to general manager, director and vice president positions, Steve has managed multi-million dollar operations with great success. From independent startups to nightclubs and even California gaming, Steve has created a program of development that promotes training, coaching, and motivation in business.


As The Program Chair (and professor) for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management progams at The Art Institute of California-Orange County, Steve provided management and leadership training to students in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Programs.  Steve has instructed: Food & Beverage Operations Management, Management & Supervision, HR Management, Purchasing & Costs Controls, and Intro to Hospitality Accounting.  


Steve is currently a professor at Santa Ana College Continuing Education Department and has created Hospitality curriculum along with a new culinary program that includes the line-cook certification program as well as curriculum for a restaurant business course. Steve continues to work on projects within the community and is looking to expand on his education and training programs.


Steve also instructs for the Mira Costa College Community Education program and is a small business consultant with the North San Diego SBDC office and shares his experiences for opening a Cottage Permit or Homebased Food Business.


Steve opened numerous independent restaurants and nightclubs and working with a variety of concepts in developing their training and management programs by providing coaching strategies, skills, and education for the management and leadership teams.


Steve resides in the heart of Orange County, California. He possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Master of Arts degree in Education. He is an accomplished educator, coach, trainer, speaker, and writer. 

Steve founded and created Intelliserve Responsible Beverage Service Training.


Intelliserve is California ABC approved and can be done completely online. For training and more information, visit www.intelliservetraining.com

and learn to serve alcohol intelligently. 

Steve self-published his Bar Guide 101 on Amazon Kindle. He's taken his years of experience behind the bar (and in front of) and created a guide for bartenders. This Bar Guide is filled with information to help all bartenders, whether starting out or seasoned veteran, increase their knowledge. 


Learn a variety of drinks, information about spirits and wine varietals. This book is loaded with information and techniques!


Click on the book cover to purchase on Amazon.