Fred Langley is the director of operations and a restaurant coach for TheRestaurantExpert.com. He leads the company’s consulting services, coaching members, conducting seminars and overseeing the training and technical support team for the company’s restaurant management software, SMART Systems Pro.
Langley has been with TheRestaurantExpert.com since 2006. He became a restaurant coach for the company after seeing incredible success as a customer. He evolved his role from occasional coach to a key player in retention and operations.
He brings his experience as a chef and restaurant owner to the team, helping members to literally revolutionize how they operate using the same systems and tools he learned as a member.
Langley is a chef and former restaurant owner. He owned a fine dining establishment and a family pizzeria in California’s wine country before relocating to Arizona to commit to the growth of TheRestaurantExpert.com. Prior to owning his own restaurants, Langley was with John Ash & Co. Restaurant in California’s wine country for eight years, where he worked his way up to sous chef. Prior to John Ash, he spent three years as an unofficial apprentice to a classically trained French chef. He spent time learning all aspects of the restaurant business when he worked for a fishmonger on the docks of San Francisco, worked in a bakery and conducted private in-home dinner parties. He received his associate’s degree from Santa Rosa Junior College.