The restaurant, food and beverage industry is always changing — whether it’s the food, the ideas or the technology behind what people are doing.”


Ron Blum’s experience includes 12+ years experience with Darden Restaurants, serving in both back- and front-of-house management positions. He also worked as sales manager and training point person for the director of operation’s 9 stores in New England.

Ron also worked for Decas Cranberry Products as quality assurance manager where he supervised the Quality Assurance Department and the Quality Control Lab.

Blum also owns his own consulting business, The Organizational Guru, where he offers organizational and technology solutions for business and residential clients. He also holds seminars on tips for high school students on transitioning to college and with elderly clients looking to downsize.

Areas of Expertise

  • Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management
  • Human Resources
  • Hotel Restaurant Management


  • Certified Hospitality Educator
  • National Restaurant Association, Serve Safe Alchohol Instructor
  • National Restaurant Association, Food Safety Manager

Sample Courses

  • FSM 3075: Food Service & Hospitality Strategic Marketing
  • FSM 2005: Technology in the F&B Industry
  • FSM 4061: Advanced Food Service Operations Management
  • FSM 3001: FSM Systems&Human Resource Applications

Professional Memberships

  • Rhode Island Hospitality Association
  • Food Service Technology - Advisory Board
  • American Culinary Federation