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Our Team

The two partners of Hospitality Resource Group  have more than 50 years of broad industry experience.  In addition to their restaurant and management consulting expertise, HRG, retains experts in such fields as culinary, public relations, advertising, marketing, design, construction, equipment sourcing, and outfitting.  HRG is truly your one-stop shop for all of your industry needs.

Kenneth Knief

Managing Director

An innovative, award-winning restaurant owner, operator, and chef with over twenty-five years of restaurant industry and finance management experience. Mr. Knief is highly skilled at developing and implementing successful new concepts; multi-unit supervision; budgeting; leadership; strategic planning; restructuring; advertising/marketing; P & L management; financial analysis; leadership development.


A strategic thinker and team builder, Mr. Knief approaches each project as if it were his own and his renown tenacity produces electric results.

Jacqueline Fishburn

Managing Partner


A dynamic, recognized, certified professional, manager, and trainer with more than 20 years of general management and leadership experience.  Ms. Fishburn excels at staff and leadership training: beverage systems; wine knowledge; new restaurant openings; branding; systems implementation.  Ms. Fishburn is also a recognized leader in social media marketing and can initiate or revive any online marketing and reputation management program to drive revenue and customer count.  

A powerful presence in any organization, Ms. Fishburn drives a project toward complete client satisfaction and achieves results.

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