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John "Jay" Schimmel Jr.

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Chief Operating Officer, Scoma's Restaurant Inc. Previously Restaurant Operations, JRK Hospitality Group.

Chief Operating Officer, Scoma's Restaurant Inc. Previously Restaurant Operations, JRK Hospitality Group.

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Schimmel Restaurant LLC


Chief Operating Officer Scoma's Restaurant Inc June 2014 - present
Restaurant Operations JRK Hospitality Group September 2012 - May 2014
Operations & Brand Development Johnny Garlic's & Tex Wasabi's - Guy Fieri Signature Restaurants March 2011 - June 2012
Operations & Strategic Management Consultant SF Restaurant Consulting (Independent) August 2010 - March 2011
Managing Partner Schimmel Restaurant LLC June 1998 - May 2010
Managing Partner; Fog City Diner Real American Restaurants (RAR) May 1997 - June 1998
General Manager; Roti Restaurant Real Restaurants March 1993 - March 1997
Management/Wine Director; Splendido Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants February 1991 - March 1993
Experienced Staff Accountant (ESA) Arthur Andersen & Co. (Accounting Firm) September 1988 - March 1990


Cornell School Of Hospitality Management / Executive Program Hospitality Administration/Management 1995 - 1995
California Culinary Academy Culinary Arts/Chef Training 1990 - 1991
University of Mississippi Accounting and Business/Management 1984 - 1988

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Local
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Beverages
  • • Restaurants and Retail

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Key Strengths

Food and beverage • Restaurant Management • Restaurants • Menu development • Culinary skills

Key Accomplishments

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Gary Day Hilton
We worked together  •  Principle / Denver, iX5 and Freelance, Strategic Advertising/Marketing Consultant.
John has vast entrepreneurial experience as both an independent business owner and a corporate leader. The passion he has for improving th ... e cultural environment guides his business practice and ensures authentic outcomes.
Gary Day Hilton
Principle / Denver, iX5 and Freelance, Strategic Advertising/Marketing Consultant.
Vision, experience, honesty and the predisposition to do the right thing.
Nate Bily
We worked together  •  Branding and E-Commerce Consultant, Tidal Analytics and Business Consultant - Branding and E-Commerce Marketing, Consultant.
John understands how to organize a team that gets things done. He is a good listener and puts the pieces together in an organizational way t ... hat allows each team members strengths to surface with full autonomy over projects. This model of management is very contemporary and more goal driven than ego driven, working with John on projects had been a great experience.
Nancy Uber
We worked together  •  President and Owner, NU PR. Previously Account Director, Susan Magrino Agency.
John is a great take charge leader who is extremely driven yet thoughtful at the same time- a combination that inspires his people to work h ... ard and become empowered. Whenever tasked with a project, I've found that he is able to come up win an innovative and creative approach that not everyone would be able to think of-- never taking the "easy way out." He also takes every angle of a project into mind when coming up with a solution, which I find extremely important and valuable-- he has an analytical way of thinking something through from the beginning, middle and end, always keeping the big picture in mind. John is also extremely passionate about the projects he takes on and it shows through in everything he touches.
Gordon Drysdale
We worked together  •  Founding Partner/ Chief Culinary Officer, JPG Restaurant Consulting and Culinary Director, Scoma's Inc..
John has the passion, drive and experience to be a great entrepreneur. He has a deep well of knowledge, and can plumb that very effectively ... with his excellent communication skills.