Kevin Doyle, founder of Restaurants United, earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from The George Washington University in 2013, with his Honors thesis focusing specifically on the food community in D.C. and its potential as a vehicle for positive social change. After that, he obtained a graduate certificate in Restaurant Management and Hospitality from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. He is currently the principal owner of Tail Up Goat and co-owner of Del Campo with his partner and mentor Victor Albisu.
In 2016, Kevin founded KMD Consultants, where he and his team provide restaurant owners and managers the necessary tools to develop truly inspired concepts, optimize ease of operation, and improve overall profitability. Since KMD Consultants has long believed in corporate social responsibility, Kevin and his staff also spend considerable time assisting clients who have identified social missions that are most dear to them, and links them to non-profits or helps them start a new one of their own.
Kevin has never forgotten the importance of giving back and now harnesses the philanthropy of the local food community to help feed and nourish communities near and far. In 2016, he launched Restaurants United, a non-profit consortium of top restaurants which collaboratively supports various philanthropic initiatives related to community development, hunger relief and education.
Restaurants United is a non-profit organization that provides a centralized forum for top DC restaurateurs and others in the food industry to collaborate and support various philanthropic initiatives related to community development, hunger relief and education.
The organization will propose, organize, sponsor, and host a range of food-centric events for its members who seek to give back to the community by either raising awareness or funds that support the philanthropic initiatives of their choice. It will also provide access and referrals to local community projects in need of sponsorship and support; and encourage collaboration and partnership between participating restaurants and food providers, community organizations and other stakeholders.
While Washington D.C has long been synonymous with community service, activism and philanthropy, the city has only recently been recognized as a world-class food scene. Indeed the city today hosts an unprecedented range of food and beverage venues, each one highly committed to their own high standard of excellence and uniqueness. Restaurants United represents the first collaborative initiative that has been specifically developed by DC restaurateurs to connect the food community and focus their collective energies to improve the lives of the local community. Some of our most recent beneficiary’s have included Miriam's Kitchen and chef José Andrés' Nonprofit, World Central Kitchen.