Owner & Chief Consultant
Known simply as Torres to many in the Hospitality Business, Michael is a life-long restaurant and hotel professional with 14 years of industry experience and a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Denver.
He brings hands on leadership experience and in-depth industry knowledge to clients via a broad range of consulting, training and management services.
He focuses on team member development, customer relationship management, and community involvement as the keys to achieving financial targets and high levels of guest satisfaction.
He is an effective communicator with a proven track record of success within independent, franchised, & corporate operations.
He is adventurous and creative when it comes to food and has an insatiable appetite for international travel.
He has first-hand experience with global lodging styles and trends from around the world and has served in management roles with industry leaders such as Marriott International, The Michael Mina Group, and Sage Restaurant Group.
WHAT WE DO
As a small consulting firm, we provide a wide variety services tailored to fit the specific needs of our clients and their bussinesses. Whether you are an entreprenuer seeking assistance with opening a new property or an established company in need of a professional outside perspective, Hospitality by Torres can help you reach your goals.
Hospitality by Torres is an active member of the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association and officially registered LLC with the state of Oregon. Michael holds valid and current OLCC Service Permit, Multnomah County Food Handler Certificate, CPR Certification, and Bloodborne Pathogen Certification from the American Heart Association.
THE CRITICAL THINKING PROCESS
Recognize problems, to find managable means of directly engaging and resolving those problems
Understand the importance of prioritization in problem resolution
Collect and organize relevant information
Recognize unstated assumptions and values
Comprehend and use language with accuracy, discernment, and clarity
Analyize information and data, to appraise evidence and assess arguments
Recognize logical relationships
Put those conclusions and generalizations to the test for acuracy and validity.