Founder, CEO of PSD Hospitality Inc.
Philip has over 30 years of executive management and operational expertise is the restaurant industry. Graduating from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management has helped Philip in serving various multi-unit operations in partnership or management throughout his career.
Coming from a family of restaurateurs, it is only natural that his passion for restaurants would be in his blood. His late father Serge David, a French chef, formerly of Debragga & Spittler, worked in many New York establishments such as the St. Regis Hotel, Le Pavillon, Terrace on the Park, and the Tower Suite. Philip’s godparents, Pierre and Janette Simon, owned and operated one of New York’s finest French restaurants for over 25 years, La Petite Marmite.
After college, Philip’s successful career started with executive and management positions at the Grand Hyatt New York, Restaurant Associates; Rockefeller Center – Seagrill, American Festival Cafe and Savories( Restaurant Associates), Sfuzzi’s – VP of the Northeast region( investor); eight cities, and VP of Operations at Heartland Brewery’s NYC and Millennium Hospitality Group. He was also the opening GM for the All Star Cafe in NYC having 750 seats, two bars, and three retail stores, grossing over 20 million annually. Philip’s latest position was the Senior Director of Dining Services at The United Nations where he oversaw seven cafes, The Delegates Dining Room, and the high level catering/events program with his team of 14 managers and chefs.
His passion and dedication moved Philip in the direction of consulting to offer his knowledge to fellow restaurateurs. Founder of PSD Hospitality, Philip has been a consultant for successful restaurants such as, Kellari Hospitality Group, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant W. 56th fine dining (Vice President of Franchising), Gallagher’s Steak House(Chief Operating Officer); helping to opened San Antonio, Denver, Tampa, Newark airport, & Grand Central Oyster Bar Franchises, Time Square Brewery, Junior’s of Brooklyn, Millennium Hospitality Group, North American Lobster restaurant and Seafood. Philip is currently the consulting partner of Bottomzup Bar and Grill restaurant in Carle Place Long Island, and was the VP of Franchising for Patsy’s Italian fine dining on W.56th, opened Atlantic City location. Philip is currently a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Design Foods Restaurant Group in East Norwich New York.