Paul “PJ” Romanos is a food and beverage operations and liquor liability expert with over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. PJ has worked for some of the most recognizable names in the business, including Marriott and Disney, at all levels from entry level management up to executive team member. He applies his expertise to forensic casework involving liquor liability, food service and safety, and operational aspects of the hospitality industry.
PJ has broad hospitality industry experience, having worked his way up from being a bartender and a server to bar manager and restaurant manager at venues that included small independent restaurants and bars, larger chain restaurants, country clubs, conference center hotels, and resort hotel properties. As a manager, he ensured that bartenders, servers, and other staff members were properly trained and consistently enforced the principles of safe alcohol service, which he achieved as a Certified T.I.P.S. alcohol service trainer. PJ’s experience maintaining safe environments at restaurants, hotels, and bars extends beyond alcohol service. He has developed and implemented policies and procedures; trained and supervised personnel; and proactively monitored site conditions to eliminate hazards, security risks, and other safety issues in both front and back of house.
PJ is a ServSafe Certified Food Protection Manager, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Conference for Food Protection (CFP). During his time at Disney, he was certified through their in-house program as a food safety trainer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH.