Get Started with Steve Turk, Founder of Turk Hospitality Ventures

This week on Don’t Look Under The Bed, Niki and I are excited to learn from Steve Turk, a “serialpreneur”, passionate about hospitality, creating unforgettable experiences and mentoring aspiring industry professionals.



Born and raised in Miami, Steve Turk is a 20-year hospitality veteran consultant for restaurants, hotels, vacation rentals, and hospitality startups. In his extensive career, Turk has overseen Food & Beverage operations as an executive for high-end luxury as well as lifestyle hotel brands. With tours of duty at Loews Hotels, Mandarin Oriental, Nobu Hotels, Trump Hotels, Delano, and Viceroy, he is uniquely suited to help hospitality businesses run more smoothly. Along with leading hotel teams of more than 500, Turk is the founder of Turk Hospitality Ventures, a full-service consulting and startup advising firm that works with restaurants, resorts, vacation rentals, and startups to deliver curated hospitality solutions from ideation to implementation. Turk continues to expand his profile in the industry as host and creator of The Hospitality Mentor, where he aims to take listeners on a journey through these leaders’ careers—their ups and downs, wild turns, and lessons learned.

Turk has been featured in Forbes, The Miami Herald, Deco Drive, and Time Out. With an array of experience from facilitating events such as Super Bowl parties to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, including PGA Championships, Fortune 500 conferences, and concerts with artists such as Bon Jovi and Post Malone just to name a few. Turk has been named among the Top 25 Social Media Influencers in Hospitality by the International Hospitality Institute.



Biscayne Coffee, launched by Turk Hospitality Ventures, is an eco-friendly coffee brand that was founded with a giving spirit and a big idea: to enjoy delicious coffee roasted in Miami while helping save Biscayne Bay and the wildlife that inhabit it for future generations to enjoy. Biscayne Coffee is Certified CCOF organic and Fairtrade certified. 10% of all Biscayne Coffee sales will be donated to the Biscayne Bay Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in South Florida, whose mission is to increase awareness of the health, safety, and sustainability of waterways on Biscayne Bay. Biscayne Coffee features a variety of delicious hand-crafted, locally brewed, gourmet coffee, as well as coffee mugs, tumblers, and branded merch. For more information, visit

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