brunches & dinners
Greg's first job ever (busboy), in college (food delivery) & after college (doorman) were all in the hotel/restaurant industry. His post-graduate civic efforts began when he took some students for milkshakes. Since then, he has coordinated & hosted (or co-hosted) more than 300 events to bring people of different ages, races & backgrounds together. The groups have ranged in size from 5 to 500. The events have included brunches, dinners, galas & parties. They have taken place around the USA, Canada & Africa. His foundation has provided scholarships to a number of students studying the Culinary Arts. His efforts to team up with hotels & restaurants on civic projects have been featured by media like Nation's Restaurant News & Beverage World. Good Morning America buried a Time Capsule which chronicled Greg's efforts to bring diverse people together for brunches. In 2006, he received an honorary degree in Hospitality Management. The books based on Greg's story have been used by many restaurants & other F&B-related groups like GNC Live Well, Bistro Provence & The Republic of Tea. He has been invited to speak at events for F&B-related audiences including events for staff of General Mills, Coca-Cola North America & a convention for companies who make & sell ice cream. On a personal level, Greg has spent time taking cooking lessons & shadowing chefs for a day in the Caribbean & different cities around the USA.