We’re focused on training that is proven to increase check averages and hone server upselling.

The restaurant industry experts behind ServeAnywhere

Erick Kovar

Erick Kovar has been in the restaurant industry for over 13 years and has successful startups in technology and real estate development. His focus is on creating the best user experience possible in both digital and real­world experiences.

Scott Joseph

Scott Joseph has been reviewing restaurants in Central Florida and beyond for more than 20 years. In that time he established himself as the most trusted, reliable and comprehensive source of restaurant information in the region. During his career at the Sentinel, Scott wrote thousands of reviews.

Vanessa Blakeslee

Vanessa Blakeslee is the author of the novel Juventud (Curbside Splendor, 2015), and the story collection, Train Shots (Burrow Press, 2014), which won the IPPY Gold Medal in Short Fiction and has been optioned for a feature film. Blakeslee worked as a hostess, server, and bartender while earning her graduate degrees in creative writing.


The Riptide Learning Division brings Riptide Elements® learning products to the web/mobile international market. Elements is a flexible, scalable, and configurable platform of learning services (courseware, LRS, authoring, curriculum management, reporting & analytics, and hosting). Riptide staff members are active participants in the community developing xAPI—the benchmark in learner experience tracking