Brian Warrener

Professor - Johnson & Wales University

Contributing Writer Since
 July 1, 2013

Professor Brian Warrener has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the hospitality industry.  He began waiting tables in 1985 and has since worked in virtually every position within food and beverage operations, including bar back, bartender, bouncer, beverage manager, assistant manager and general manager.

Since 2002 Professor Warrener has been a full-time faculty member in the School of Hospitality at Johnson & Wales University.  His teaching focuses on food and beverage operations and beverage operations and management.  He has taught classes in the Center for Food and Beverage Management; the Center for Sports, Entertainment and Event Management; The International Hotel School; the Center for Travel and Tourism and the Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School.  Professor Warrener has twice taught at Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Tourismo in Estoril, Portugal.

Professor Warrener has held a number of certifications including the AH&LA Certified Hospitality Educator; The Wine and Spirits Education Trust Certificates in Wine and Spirits and in Professional Spirits Management; and Certified Instructor by ServSafe Alcohol, TIPS, ServSafe Sanitation and the RI Department of Health.

Professor Warrener has presented to both local and national professional associations.  He has written extensively on the topic of beverage operations for a number of national publications including Slammed Magazine, Bar Business Magazine and Nightclub & Bar.  He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Rhode Island and a B.A from Harvard University.