Alice Elliot, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Elliot Group, consisting of Elliot Associates, Elliot Advantage, and Elliot Productions, with offices in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, Texas, and New York where its corporate headquarters are located. Elliot Associates began their work concentrating in the restaurant and hospitality industries, and over the years, have expanded their repertoire and expertise to include retail, lifestyle brands, and service sector.
Nationally recognized as one of the foremost advisors in executive search, human resources, and leadership, Alice has been featured in QSR Magazine’s “20 Most Influential Restaurant Leaders,” Nation’s Restaurant News’ “50 Most Powerful People in Foodservice,” and on “CBS This Morning Saturday” for her collaboration on ‘The Underground Culinary Tour.’ She has also been a featured speaker on Bloomberg Radio, focusing on business trends and innovation. In addition, Alice has spoken at many industry highlights, including the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference (MUFSO), International Foodservice Management Association (IFMA), Chain Operators Exchange Conference (COEX), The Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) Annual Conference, The Multicultural Foodservice Hospitality Alliance Conference (MFHA), The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s Salute to Excellence, and the Annual Food & Wine Magazine Classic at Aspen. Alice is the recipient of several awards, including the coveted Women’s Foodservice Forum “Trailblazer” award, and the prestigious Roundtable for Women in Foodservice “Pacesetter Award.” She sits on the Board of Trustees of The Culinary Institute of America, and was inducted into the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ‘College of Diplomates’ in 2010 for her tireless work in bringing public awareness to the hospitality industry.
Alice Elliot and The Elliot Group have a long legacy of being innovators of educational, exciting, and unique contributions to the industry, including curating and donating The Elliot Group Memorabilia Collection to the NRAEF in 2015, which is currently housed in America’s Restaurant Gallery. Additionally, The Elliot Group has hosted over 25 years of ‘Elliot Leadership Conferences,’ which featured business icons including Stephen Covey, Jim Cramer, Dave Thomas, Norman Brinker, and a multitude of other legendary business people. Alice co-founded The Elliot Leadership Institute, a not-for-profit organization that is solely dedicated to executive leadership development and advancement in the foodservice and hospitality industries and committed to the “next generation of leadership.”