derek romig - Project manager
Derek began his foodservice career as a professional chef. He received his formal training at the Florida Culinary Institute, graduating with honors. Derek worked 7 years as a chef, taking every opportunity to work in the kitchens of restaurants, hotels, and exclusive resorts from south Florida to Denver, including the Denver Marriott South in Denver, Colorado and the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Experiencing the pros and cons of a multitude of kitchens sparked his interest in design. CAD training led to designing for a Northwest Arkansas-based restaurant equipment dealership where he developed a detailed understanding of the procurement, bidding, and installation areas of our industry. From there he moved to the west coast and entered the consulting field where he spent 10 years. Derek was responsible for a wide range of projects in the Hospitality, Corporate Dining, Education, Healthcare, and Correctional Facility segments.
In 2013, Derek brought his talents to Jacobs | Doland | Beer. His detailed culinary knowledge and broad industry experience have proven invaluable they allow him to balance the needs and objectives of chefs, owners and operators.