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 the Director of Food & Beverage for a private club in Huntington Beach, CA and an adjunct-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 is the co-founder and President of California Culinary Coalition, a non-profit created to feed those in need and provide education and training to those looking to obtain employment in the hospitality industry.
Steve also instructs for the Mira Costa College Community Education program and is a small business consultant with the 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.
Orange County, California