About KRG Hospitality
KRG Hospitality is a storied brand that has proven success over the past decade, delivering exceptional & award winning concepts throughout a variety of markets found within Canada, The United States, and abroad since 2009.
“Integrity, transparency, and quality of service are just a few of the values our clients are known to choose us for”
At KRG Hospitality we listen.
We listen to our clients, to our industry, and to potential trends, threats, and opportunities. We take that detailed insight and provide a high level of cultivated creativity.
At KRG Hospitality, we specialize in early stage concepts and emerging hospitality brands (with 1-15 locations) to help them unleash their full potential. Drawing on years of experience and a growing industry-wide network, we take the time to understand your unique dreams & challenges to develop precise solutions.
We believe strongly in originality and innovation. There is no “cookie cutter” approach provided here. It is never just ‘another project’ for us. At KRG Hospitality, we provide you with a clear framework that’s tailored for each client; writing detailed strategic plans, creating award winning concepts, facilitating start-up projects, finding gaps in existing strategy, developing solutions to known problems, recognising opportunities for growth, and inspiring others through our unique seminars, workshops, & on-going coaching methods.
We work with you and your vision to guide you to the best possible final outcome – a scalable, sustainable, profitable, memorable, and consistent business; all of the characteristics needed to win in this industry!
About Doug Radkey
Doug Radkey’s impressive career spans more than two decades and includes all aspects of food, beverage, and hospitality development.
As a dedicated independent learner, Doug gained his post-secondary education in operations management and business administration while simultaneously working in the hospitality industry, specifically restaurants & bars.
He lead the openings & strategic growth of 5 VIP lounges at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, he radically improved the productivity & profits of a prestige golf course, and he taught hospitality management at the college/university level among other career growth opportunities, all before starting KRG Hospitality Inc. in 2009.
His dedication to self-improvement and personal growth lends heavily on his tenacity to ensure that every project KRG works with receives the same degree of superior productivity.
Doug not only works ‘behind the scenes’ of today’s leading hospitality brands as the President and lead consultant for KRG Hospitality, but is an internationally recognized speaker, industry columnist, and published author.
He has spoken at a variety of industry shows, including the Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas, The New York Restaurant & Food Service Show, The Western Food Service & Hospitality Show (LA), The Canadian Restaurant & Bar Show in Toronto, The Global Hospitality Club in Russia, among others.
He has been featured as an industry expert by The Toronto Star, Newstalk 1010 Radio, and The Today Show by NBC Networks. His articles can be found on a variety of industry websites and magazines, such as Bar Business Magazine, FoodableTV, Typsy, and The Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice Magazine.
Doug also wrote and published (2018) ‘Bar Hacks’; a powerhouse of a book for anyone looking to start-up or improve upon their bar or restaurant. As a follow-up, Doug also wrote and published (2021) ‘Hacking the New Normal’; hitting the reset button on the hospitality industry.
Each and every project by KRG Hospitality is overseen and personally signed-off by Doug Radkey, providing you with the confidence that both your dream and your investment, is carefully considered and efficiently taken-care of. If you’re ready to take your vision and turn it into reality – schedule a call with Doug today!
About Jennifer Radkey
There’s no secret – Jennifer is the glue that holds KRG Hospitality Inc. together. Her passion for people, business, and hospitality is why she’s the business administrator and Vice President of Operations.
Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors, Jennifer worked for 10+ years in management positions before starting KRG Hospitality with Doug where she now provides frontline administrative support to optimize office productivity and efficiency.
Her organizational & communication skills paired with her warmth and true care for the well-being & success of others cannot be taught, and is what makes her a true asset to the team.
About David Klemt
David has been reporting on and writing about the hospitality industry since 2006. However, in the fall of 1998, when David turned 21, he was able to experience and learn about Chicago’s rich and often wild nightlife. Clubs like Crobar and Circus introduced David to promotions, theme nights and VIPs. Punk bar Exit and industrial bar Neo showed him the counterpoint to high-dollar nightclubs.
After serving in the U.S. Air Force, David arrived in one of the global capitols of hospitality: Las Vegas. His first jobs in America’s Playground were at nightclub Ice and after-hours hot spot Seven. Within just a couple of years of moving to Las Vegas, David co-founded a valet company that served a specific property and special events. The valet company afforded him other opportunities within Las Vegas hospitality. David worked with the senior VIP host of the club his valet company served on marketing promotions. He then became the lead writer and managing editor of a publication called Vegas Party Life in 2006. As a hospitality and nightlife journalist in one of the hottest markets in the world, David constantly sought to educate himself about the business. He maintains his voracious curiosity about every aspect of the industry today.
In 2012, David was hired as a freelance journalist and contributor to cover the annual Nightclub & Bar Conference & Trade Show. He accepted a full-time position with Nightclub & Bar in 2015, becoming editor for digital platform Nightclub.com shortly after coming on board. Over the course of five years, David developed an impressive network of international hospitality professionals consisting of chain and independent owners, operators, bartenders, chefs, educators, brand ambassadors, consultants, influencers, and more.
In 2020, David joined the KRG team and is eager to grow the KRG Hospitality network and help owners and operators thrive in the new era of hospitality. He is also the host of our Bar Hacks podcast and will be generating informative content with the goal of helping hospitality professionals hone their skills, further their careers, and create their own opportunities.
Extended Family & Network
Creativity, experience, and a progressive mindset are what highlight our network and team of professionals.
Our list of additional consultants, designers, and partners are handpicked throughout Canada, the USA, and Eastern Caribbean to provide relevant project support across the restaurant, bar, lounge, hotel, resort, casino, and entertainment related sectors.
KRG Hospitality can quickly mobilize individually or assemble as a task force (on-site or remotely) with the knowledge and experience needed to effectively tackle any assignment within the hospitality industry.
- Market Researchers
- Start-Up Consultants
- Executive Chefs
- Master Mixologists
- Guest Services
- Project Coordinators
- Interior Designers
- Graphic Designers
- Financial Advisors
- HR Advisors
- Marketing Teams
- Executive Coaches
No matter the property size; complete start to finish solutions for your new, expanding, or re-branded fine dining, fast casual, ghost/virtual kitchen, quick-serve restaurant, or local cafe – resulting in a successful & profitable concept!
Complete start to finish solutions including award-winning beverage programs are available from idea stage to grand opening & beyond for your new, expanding, or re-branded bar/pub, night/day club, brew-pub, or sports bar.
Feasibility studies, conceptual planning, business planning, brand development, guest experience strategies, food & beverage programs, and operational assessments for your independent and boutique style hotel or resort property.
Feasibility studies, conceptual planning, business planning, brand development, guest experience strategies, and food & beverage programs for your casino, golf course, bowling alley, or other entertainment venue.