Diamond Panther Studio is a hospitality advisory firm and creative agency specializing in the food and beverage industry. We assist restaurateurs, hotels, real estate developers and retail brands hone their concepts and develop their businesses. From concept development, business planning, and financial analysis to developing brand identity and design direction, Diamond Panther Studio and our network of industry experts assist hospitality businesses with any and all of their needs.
Kevin Gregory founded Diamond Panther Studio as a vehicle to make a positive impact in the hospitality industry.
Beginning his career as a pastry cook at a fine dining restaurant, Kevin developed a passion for the food and beverage industry. His fascination with hospitality’s ability to create small but impactful moments of joy is the driving force behind what he does and is an integral part of how he approaches the design of service experiences.
From pastry, Kevin went on to work for large scale caterers, event planning businesses, and kitchen designers as well as freelancing as a graphic designer. His research into the application of Design Thinking as it applies to the hospitality industry, paired with his multi-disciplinary approach led him to enter a career in hospitality consulting with a focus on food and beverage, assisting entrepreneurs develop financially feasible businesses.
Kevin has a wide range of experience and has worked with dozens of clients in NYC as well as across the United States and abroad. He has worked on everything from breweries and wine bars to fast-casual concepts, Michelin-starred French restaurants, bakeries, pizzerias, and more. In addition, he has done work for hotels, retail brands, mixed use developments and wholesale products.
Diamond Panther Studio’s mission is to assist operators and business owners discover creative solutions to find success in today’s market; building businesses on a strong conceptual and financial foundation.
Kevin is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Vivian specializes in representing small business owners throughout the five boroughs of New York City as well as in various markets across the US. Vivian is accessible, honest, and dedicated to being a strong and caring advocate, carefully guiding her clients through the legal process while ensuring they receive the representation they deserve.
She has filed over 150 applications under the NYSLA attorney certification program, supporting her clients every step of the way. Her dedication and breadth of expertise has led to Vivian’s well-deserved respect in the industry.
Vivian also consults businesses on various transactions including shareholder agreements, NYS DOC licenses, NYS permits, asset purchase agreements, and other contractual documents allowing businesses in NYC to function efficiently and effectively while remaining in compliance with Federal and State law.