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A business professional with more than three decades of experience, restaurant proprietor and hospitality consultant Adam Block is dedicated to excellent service and high-quality food. Long committed to the food and beverage industry, Mr. Block graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver in 1982. Over the years, Adam Block has been involved in the development of hundreds of restaurants both domestically and internationally, offering diversified and unique experiences. In 1986, Adam Block established Block & Associates a consultancy firm dedicated to the hospitality industry. Since its establishment, Mr. Block consulted on more than 1,200 worldwide projects, varying from restaurants, marinas, golf courses, sport and recreation concessions, and lodging. Services provided to Block & Associates' clients include tenant searches, lease negotiations, management consulting, strategic planning, litigation support, planning and development and asset management. As an avid supporter of sustainability, Mr. Block's recent projects focus on local farming and environmentally responsible practices. Mr. Block applies these practices in his current projects at both the Sandton Sun hotel in Johannesburg, as well as in his own operations at Print Restaurant and the Press Lounge in New York City.As the owner of Print Restaurant and The Press Lounge in the Clinton/Hells Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, Adam Block strives to expand the local food movement. Establishing the restaurant in 2009, Mr. Block maintains a list of foods and ingredients at Print Restaurant that are seasonally sourced from local vendors and farms through his full-time forager who identifies and gathers these ingredients. Successfully appealing to locavores, Print Restaurant achieved a rating of 25 for food and decor by Zagat in it's first year of operations; it also earned a listing from the prestigious Michelin Guide.

Work experience

Mar 1987Present

Owner

Block & Associates, LLC

Block & Associates LLC ("B&A") was established by Adam Block in 1987. Since the inception, as the founding principal of B&A, Block has been a consultant to more than 1,200 food and beverage related projects worldwide. In addition to restaurants, Block & Associates offers a wide a range of services to hoteliers; stadium, arena and recreation concessionaires; golf course operators; marina operators; developers; and public agencies. Services provided to Block & Associates’s clients include: Feasibility & Market Analysis; Lease Negotiations; Management Consulting; Strategic Planning; Development; Tenant Search; Litigation Support; and Asset Management. Most recently, Block completely revamped the food and beverage areas in Johannesburg's iconic Sandton Sun hotel. Similar to Block's concept for Print Restaurant, Block drew inspiration from South Africa and it resources, focusing on sustainability and the use of local products.

Sep 2009Present

Owner & Operator

Print Restaurant & the Press Lounge

Adam Block is the Owner and Operator of Print Restaurant and the Press Lounge. Both Print and the Press Lounge are situated within the Ink48 Hotel located at 48th St. & 11th Ave. in Manhattan. Print is on the ground floor adjacent to the Hotel Lobby and the Press Lounge is on the 16th Floor rooftop with unobstructed views of Manhattan and the Hudson River. All ingredients used at Print Restaurant are seasonally sourced; to remain true to this vision, Print staffs a full-time forager that tracks down product from local farms and regional vendors to showcase on the menu. Print does more than bring the farm to the restaurant, it brings the best fare available that day, always inspired by the season. The cuisine appeals to locavores, evoking original flavors honed from around the world. In it's first year of operation Print was rated 25 by Zagat and listed in the Michelin Guide. The Press Lounge, rated in 2010 as the "Best New Rooftop Bar" in New York City by New York Magazine, and named one of the top 22 Rooftop Bars in the World by ABC News.com, is open to the public seven days a week. It has quickly become a popular destination for cocktails as well as private events.

Education

Jan 1978May 1982

BSBA

University of Denver - Daniels College of Business