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Donald Burns

The Restaurant Coach
Founder & CEO
@donaldburns | Donald is The Restaurant Coach™, named one of the Definitive Restaurant Experts and one of 23 Hospitality Experts to Follow on Twitter.  He is the leading international trainer, speaker, author, and coach on how restaurant owners, operators, and culinary professionals go from just good to outstanding. He is a sought-after advisor in leadership, branding, social media marketing, culture, operations, restaurateur mindset, team development, behavioral dynamics, productivity & peak performance. His first book, Your Restaurant Sucks! Embrace The Suck. Unleash Your Restaurant. Become Outstanding. is an international bestseller and is available on Amazon. 

His mission: Build your brand. Increase your profits. Strengthen your team.

Donald is the founder & CEO of Off The Range Ventures, LLC, a behavioral strength based company, that works exclusively in the hospitality industry. Through online courses/programs workshops, seminars and a coaching business model, Off The Range Ventures, LLC creates solution based brands for the restaurant industry. He has 40 years' experience in the restaurant industry as a restaurant owner, consultant, and as an executive chef for Wolfgang Puck.

He is an industry expert for Foodable TV, Toast Restaurant Management Blog, In Credibly Small Business Blog, BevSpot, HotSchedules, and Modern Restaurant Management, and is the host of The Restaurant Coach™ Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio.

Named one of The Top 30 Restaurant Experts to Follow by Toast Restaurant Management Blog
Named one of The 32 Most Useful Hospitality Websites to Bookmark by Typsy
Named one of 50 Hotel, Restaurant, and Cafe Industry Experts on Twitter by Resseto
Named one of 7 Restaurant Podcasts You Do Not Want to Miss by Toast Restaurant Management Blog
Named one of The 27 Restaurant Experts You Should Follow on Twitter by Typsy