Jon Taffer from "Bar Rescue" is the host of the Spike TV reality restaurant makeover series. He also serves as one of the hosts of "Hungary Investors."

A virtual fixture in the restaurant, bar and nightclub business, Jon Taffer is an internationally recognized, award-winning restaurant operator, owner and concept developer. He's a respected industry "voice" with nearly 30 years of hands-on experience.

As a keynote speaker, Taffer taps into his vast experience that spans the entire spectrum of the food and beverage, hotel and hospitality arenas. He delivers expertise in the creation, development and management of casual restaurants, entertainment venues, nightclubs, bars, stadium/arena food service, resort facilities, and large theme restaurants. Additionally, Jon always keeps immersed in the hottest "trend-setting" food and beverage endeavors.

Taffer Dynamics, Inc. acquired the Tom Feltenstein's Neighborhood Marketing InstituteT (NMI) in 2004 and has continued to evolve the brand offerings as an active consultant and prolific development advisor to the restaurant, nightclub and hotel industries. Taffer's expertise adds new dynamics to NMI with powerful strategies and tactics that increase sales typically by double digits.

Prior to joining the Neighborhood Marketing Group, Taffer served as president of Innovative Hospitality Concepts, Inc.—a world renowned, award winning creator and operator of innovative restaurant and nightclub concepts. A member of many boards, Taffer serves on Nightclub & Bar Magazine, Tradeshow and Convention's board, Restaurant Marketing Magazine and is a past member of NFL Enterprises' board of directors.

As one of only six inductees into the Nightclub Hall of Fame, Taffer is also the holder of such distinctions as "Pub Master" in the United Kingdom with multiple honors as "Operator of the Year" and winner of "Property of the Year." Jon Taffer was also once recognized as "a major leaguer" in Inc. Magazine's feature, "Angels of the Night."

Among Taffer's recent speaking engagements are: Intercontinental Hotels (and Holiday Inns) Food & Beverage Council, Sheraton's Annual F & B Conference (member, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide), HOTFAB Conference, Beverage & Food Show, Grand Casino's Annual Executive Conference, British American Tobacco Hotel/Restaurant Marketing Conference (Trinidad), The IMCEA Annual Conference, Cooper Hotels Annual General Manager's Conference and others.


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Height: 6' 2"
Wife: Nicole Taffer

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'Hungry Investors' Search for Promising Restaurants — Premiering Sunday, May 11, the new Spike TV reality features Jon Taffer teaming up John Besh and Tiffany Derry to vet competing restaurants and decide which is worthy of a significant investment. Read more...
Spike TV Orders 'Bar Rescue' Season 4 — The network has ordered 20 more episodes of the reality series, starring renowned bar and nightlife expert Jon Taffer, for debut this fall. Read more...
Spike TV Banks on 'Hungry Investors' — Due next year, the new reality series features world-renowned restaurateur Jon Taffer, along with expert chefs John Besh and Tiffany Derry, helping struggling restaurants achieve success. Read more...

Spike TV Picks Up 'Bar Rescue' and 'Repo Games' — One series will give failing bar owners one last chance to succeed, while the other is a game show that will give debtors one last chance to keep their cars. Read more...

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