President, Long Island Food Council
Michael is the president of the Long Island Food Council and leading the council’s efforts to connect companies in the Food & Beverage industry, create more local jobs and educate individuals interested in starting their own food related businesses. Michael is also spearheading the council’s creative ideas for growing crops in underutilized public space and engaging local culinary schools to prepare food for Island Harvest food bank.
Michael brings a wealth of business experience and community service to this position. He has over 30 years of sales experience selling multiple product lines thru various distribution channels. He is a member of the Port Washington Police Athletic League Executive Advisory Board, Retired President of the Port Washington Soccer Club, current member of the Port Washington Community Chest Golf Outing committee, and an Island Harvest’s Taste of Harvest committee member.
Michael is currently a professional Real Estate agent with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, Commercial Division, specializing in locating and negotiating the right locations for his client’s, landlord representation and Real Estate Investments. He is a Member of CIBS (commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island) and a member of LIREG (Long Island Real Estate Group).
Paul G. W. Fetscher CCIM, SCLS
His restaurant experience dates back to 1963, and as a principal since 1968. He started in commercial real estate in 1969 and was the top retail producer nationwide for Cushman and Wakefield Real Estate during the 1970s. Since founding Great American in 1980, he has been responsible for more restaurants throughout the Greater New York metropolitan area, than any other broker.