ALMAAS consultants team is a group of diversely trained food industry professionals specializing in many disciplines of the food industry headed by Mr. Hussein EL-Masri President and C.E.O. We have within our team in excess of 100 years of international track record in food service, food processing and operational management.
President and CEO
Hussein EL-Masri is the principle founder and President of ALMAAS Food Safety Plus, with distinguished wealth of international experience in hospitality, food processing, food service operations and food safety management systems since 1972. He is a certified national food safety trainer and registered proctor licensed to facilitate both online and in-class, TrainCan, Inc.’s food safety courses: (ADVANCED.fst® Management level) and (BASICS.fst® Worker level).
Hussein is a trusted professional that has provided expert consultation services to owners, board members and senior management of food service and food processing companies in North America and MENA. Prior to running his consulting and training business, Mr. EL-Masri was the Vice-President of Operations of Victory’s Kitchen Ltd, an internationally recognized private label food manufacturer in Toronto, Ontario. He worked as Director of Catering Operations, Safat Catering Services Co. and Director of Food & Beverage Royal Suites, Bayan Palace, in Kuwait. Mr. EL-Masri’s experience also includes: A General Manager Position with leading international British hospitality and catering company Taylorplan Overseas Ltd in Kuwait; District Manager of Hospital Catering Services at Poon Group of Companies in Kuwait; and Catering Manager at Oman Catering Company (A.A) Sultanate of Oman.
Hussein holds a diploma in Business Management from Jersey, England and a diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Toronto, Canada. He had previously earned professional credentials in the food industry by completing many professional courses offered by the HotelConsult Institut Hôtelier César Ritz in Switzerland. To further develop his in-depth knowledge of food safety management, regulations and legislation he went on to successfully complete five intensive courses in HACCP at The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) in Guelph, Ontario. His H.R management training includes courses in: strategy development, hiring, retention, supervisory skills, effective training, motivation and conflict resolution.