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Chris Tripoli has 40 years of service in the Hospitality Industry as a designer, developer, owner and operator. He founded A’ La Carte Foodservice Consulting Group in 1996.

A’ La Carte is an international restaurant consulting group based in Houston, Texas. A’ La Carte provides concept development, operations assistance, and growth planning services. Chris has developed award winning restaurants and provided assistance to many restaurants, cafeterias, hotels, country clubs, airports, parks and convention centers.

Chris moved to Houston from Arizona after completing Food Service Management at Phoenix College and Arizona State University. He helped develop and expand Luther’s’ Barbecue Restaurants in Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma.

Before forming A’ La Carte Foodservice Consulting Group, he helped develop Truluck’s Steak and Stone Crab Restaurant.

Chris regularly contributes to Restaurant Startup & Growth Magazine, FCSI Foodservice Consultant and RestaurantOwner.com and Co-Authored the Book “So, You’re Thinking About Owning, Operating or Investing in a Restaurant.” First Edition, December 2015 by RS&G, LLC. Chris developed a curriculum entitled “So You Want to Open a Restaurant” and currently teaches at The Small Business Development Center at the University of Houston. He is a guest speaker for a variety of hospitality meetings, seminars and as a participant in many previous ASBDC’s annual conferences. 

Chris remains active in The Foodservice Consultant Society International, The Texas Restaurant Association, and serves on the advisory board of The University of Houston Small Business Development Center.