Introduction: Kelly Walker
Retail Alcohol Consultant
T.O.A.S.T. Academy Instructor
Kelly Walker, Alcohol Consultant at ABC Consulting, has the responsibilities of training and consulting VA alcohol licensees. Ms. Walker joins the team with a great deal of experience in the hospitality industry. At a young age, she recognized that the hospitality industry would be her career focus. She attended Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC where she acquired a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Hospitality and Event Management. Upon completion of her education, Kelly accepted a position as Academy, Marketing, and Events Manager at a DC golf course. Since, Kelly has worked in the restaurant and event industry. Her experience regarding VA ABC regulations (such as a record keeping, licensing, sales and inventory requirements), her educational background and over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, gives her in-depth knowledge of how restaurants operate. This perspective gives her a unique understanding and appreciation from an employee’s point of view. And this view gives her insight of how advantageous employees can be or how detrimental they can be to its success or its demise. Proper training and motivating of employees is a passion of Ms. Walker, and with her management background, she is a key player to the ABC Consulting team.
Kelly grew up in the Northern Virginia area where she ambitiously played field hockey and lacrosse, in addition to her restaurant employment and a full schedule of classes.
Kelly spends her free time volunteering as a local, field-hockey coach, for a high school varsity team and a local youth team.
*Disclaimer: This article and its contents represent the opinions of the author only. It is not intended to convey or constitute legal advice. ABC Consulting is a private consulting firm, and in no way do we represent the VA Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority. You should not act upon any such information without seeking qualified professional advice based upon your situation.