David Porter


David Porter, FCSI, has completed dining services master plans, meal plan studies, written and bid RFPs for foodservice operator selection, and has programmed and designed foodservice spaces throughout the United States and Canada. His professional experience includes more than 35 years of hands-on foodservice operations and consulting experience, with nearly 15 years of experience in the field of independent foodservice consulting.

David has won the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Region II Industry Award, the prestigious Daryl Van Hook Industry Award and served on the NACUFS Board of Directors and the NACUFS Industry Advisory Committee. He is a regular speaker at both regional and national NACUFS conferences as well as other industry meetings. David has also authored several articles for Food Management magazine. He is also the author of the book The Porter Principles: Recruit & Retain More Students & Alumni, Save Millions on Dining and Stop Letting Food Service Contractors Eat Your Lunch.


President & Chief Executive Officer
Porter Khouw Consulting, Inc. (as of January 2008)
Crofton, Maryland

Chief Executive Officer
Porter Consulting Worldwide, Inc.
Crofton, Maryland

Senior Associate
Cini-Little International, Inc.
Rockville, Maryland

Birchfield Foodsystems, Inc.
Annapolis, Maryland

Michaels and Colburn
Foodservice Consulting & Design
Portland, Maine

Foodservice Manager
Harvard University Dining Services
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Soup, Salad, Pizza Restaurants
Boston, Massachusetts

Banquet Supervisor
Longs Banquet and Convention Center
Lansing, Michigan

Assistant to the President
Pillar House Restaurant
Newton, Massachusetts


Member, Foodservice Consultants Society International
Member, National Association of College and University Food Services
Member, National Association of College Auxiliary Services
Member, National Association of College and University Business Officers


Graduate Studies
Business Administration and Finance
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

B.S. Degree
Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan


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