California Culinary Coalition | Co-Founder & Executive Director

Rancho Santiago Community College District

  - Santa Ana College | Adjunct Faculty School of Continuing Education

  - California Small Business Development (SBDC)

The Art Institute of California, Orange County | Program Chair, Culinary Arts

Culinary Networking Group, LLC | Founder & Managing Partner

Programs included:

  - Intelliserve Responsible Beverage Service

  - OC Chef Concierge Catering & Personal Chefsperience

  - Art of Cooking- School and Training

  - Learn To Earn Community Outreach Training


Steve's Skill Set Includes:

Educator, Trainer & Coach | Ability to motivate and inspire others through teaching, coaching, and goal setting for successful team.

Team Leadership |Skilled at training, coaching and motivating a team to deliver superior service through personal accountability. Have led teams upwards of 250 service professionals.

Business Management & Development | Dedicated hospitality manager with multi-unit experience and proven budget planning in excess of $10 million. New business openings and re-launches. Creates success and “wow” factor with innovative strategies and hands-on implementation. 

Profits Speak Volumes | Proven track record with increased sales and profits through  entrepreneurial management and fiscal responsibility. 

Strategic Planning | Outstanding skill-set in developing systems, strategies and hospitality programs to grow the business while communicating to and engaging all stakeholders

Dynamic Planning & Event Coordination | Multi-tasking and planning for large events and private parties.  Have promoted and planned parties and events upwards of 2500 guests.


Steve possesses a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis on Adult Education & Training as well as a Bachelors of Science in Business Management.


Steve also consults and creates training material for restaurant groups and software designers.

We provide meals for those who are hungry. Our program is designed to help those in need with healthy and nutritious meals.

CCC was founded on the principle of providing food to those who do not have the gifts many of us take for granted on a daily basis. We are people who have been involved in hospitality and culinary arts for over 30 years and have worked in the industry, taught in the industry and grown in the industry. Now, it is time that we give back for the industry.

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.

Contact Steve

Orange County, California

(949) 354-2889 stevegostin

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