Alex BarrowDirector, Eat + Drink
Alex brings nine years of industry leadership experience to his role as Director of the Eat + Drink team. With a background in training, new store development, culinary strategy, and restaurant operations, Alex worked as the COO of the 20-unit DC-fan favorite upstart Taylor Gourmet, and built Simple Food Consulting to provide support, training, and leadership to other fast-casual and full-service concepts.
At Streetsense Eat+Drink, Alex has been instrumental in concept development, market research, financial analyses, operator consulting, and F&B program development for clients across multiple industries while working closely with hotel brands and owners on properties ranging from select-service to luxury-lifestyle. Key national and international client projects he has led include work for Live Nation, Downtown Alliance, Hana, Capital One, Marriott, and W Hotels.
Before diving into the hospitality industry, Alex earned his bachelor’s at VCU and worked toward his master’s at the Elliott School of International Affairs whilst studying, living, and working in Belgium, Hungary, and Italy.