About Izzy & Hospitality Works
For more than 30 years, Isidore (Izzy) Kharasch has helped restaurants, bars, and other hospitality businesses improve their operations and profits. He is a recognized, results-driven expert in the field of food service management, a trained chef, and a proud U.S. Army veteran.
A native of the Chicago area, Izzy founded Hospitality Works, Inc. in 1987. To date, he has helped more than 700 hospitality companies in four countries increase revenues, created new concepts and turned operations around from loss to success. He has coached clients of all types and sizes across the U.S. and worldwide.
He has served as restaurant advisor for operations ranging from coffee shops and biker bars…to casino chains and five-star hotels…to celebrity restaurants. However, since March 2020, Izzy’s primary focus has been helping bars and restaurants survive the acute challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Izzy is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and holds a Masters degree in Hospitality and Hotel Management from Roosevelt University. He has served on the Advisory Boards of Kendall College, Lexington College (as past President), and Roosevelt University.
If Izzy looks familiar to you, it may be because he has appeared as a consultant multiple times on the reality series Bar Rescue, which features his long-time friend and colleague Jon Taffer.