You can have the best of both worlds; I believe in helping F&B operators find ways to maximize efficiency, profitability, employee satisfaction, and guest satisfaction without sacrificing hospitality or creativity.

Kristin Kelly

Experience Project Specialist, Operations

Whether supporting a nimble startup or well-established brand, Kristin “KK”Kelly excels in guiding hospitality operators to optimize their resources and explore fresh opportunities. She knows how to rally a team and leverage the strengths of an organization, all while preserving its unique heartbeat. She’s tenacious, resourceful and knowledgeable, the kind of person that helps pave the way for success.

KK brings a wealth of industry experience to RealFood clients, with a star-studded career in F&B operations, including award-winning vegan hospitality group, Overthrow Hospitality, where she led the New York and Los Angeles collection of restaurants from James Beard-nominated Ravi DeRossi. She’s also held management positions at New York’s iconic Momofuku Ssäm Bar; Boston’s historic gem, The Marliave; and multi-concept consortium, East Coast Tavern Group. A Suffolk University alumna, Kristin is no stranger to New England, but she’s always eager for a new adventure; she enjoys collecting jewels of insight and inspiration from her many travels.