Greg's first jobs as a teen, in college & after college were all in the restaurant industry. Since college, he has coordinated & hosted (or co-hosted) more than 300 group meals & events. For his efforts, he received an honorary degree in Hospitality Management as well as honors like the Jefferson Award for Public Service. He has been featured by media like Nation's Restaurant News. Good Morning America buried a Time Capsule which chronicled his efforts to bring groups of people together for milkshakes & meals. He has worked for the media as well (e.g. interviewing a chef for a magazine) SCROLL DOWN
The books based on Greg's story highlight how food, milkshakes, meals, banquets & galas help bring a community together. Many restaurants, ice cream shops & F&B-related associations have used the books, workbooks & posters internally (e.g. for staff & customers) &/or externally (e.g. for local students & teachers). Many restaurants have sponsored The Elevator Project. In turn, many restaurant employees have been chosen as Elevator Project honorees. Greg has spoken at events &/or conferences for companies in the food & beverage & ice cream industries. In other cases, F&B-related groups have sponsored his speech at a school. During the pandemic, he has teamed up with food/beverage/ice cream-related companies & nonprofits on activities involving the books.