TRC Team

Donald Burns


Donald is The Restaurant Coach™, named one of The Top 30 Restaurant Experts to Follow in 2016 and 2017. He is the leading authority, speaker, and international coach on how restaurant owners, operators, and culinary professionals go from just good to becoming outstanding. He is a sought-after advisor in the areas of: leadership, branding, social media marketing, culture, operations, restaurateur mindset, team development, behavioral dynamics, productivity & peak performance. His first book Your Restaurant Sucks! Embrace The Suck. Unleash Your Restaurant. Become Outstanding. is now available on Amazon.

His mission: Build your brand. Increase your profits. Strengthen your team.

Donald is the founder & CEO of Off The Range Ventures, LLC, a behavioral strength based company, that works exclusively in the hospitality industry. Through online courses/programs workshops, seminars and a coaching business model,  Off The Range Ventures, LLC creates solution based brands for the restaurant industry. He has 37 years experience in the restaurant industry as a restaurant owner, consultant, and as an executive chef for Wolfgang Puck. 

He is an industry expert for Foodable TVToast Restaurant Management Blog, In Credibly Small Business Blog, BevSpot, HotSchedules, Nightclub & Bar, Typsy, and Modern Restaurant Management. He is the host of The Restaurant Coach™ Podcast on iTunes and The Restaurant Coach™ Private Sessions Radio Show on Anchor FM

Other brands by Off The Range Ventures, LLC included: Restaurant Social +, Chef Branding Academy, The Restaurant Coach™ University, and BadChef GoodChef Apparel Co.


Kimberley Travascio

Business Manager

Kim brings years of business experience to The Restaurant Coach™ Team. She has a passion for healthy lifestyle, nutrition, and meditation. 

For inquiries about speaking/keynotes, live workshops/training, media interviews, or to schedule an interview for my private coaching program please contact Kim Travascio, Business Manager at The Restaurant Coach™.

 Email her at [email protected]


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