About Us

Southern California Restaurant Design Group, a division of the IFE Group, was established in 2014 to offer full turnkey services to the restaurant industry. With offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Tampa and two international offices in the Middle East, the Southern California Restaurant Design Group offers cutting edge solutions to the restaurant industry both domestically and worldwide.

Read a letter of introduction from SCRDG President, Michael Benson.

Our Team

Michael Benson – President
Mike’s 30 years of experience in logistics and food service equipment industry offers a unique perspective to his clients. Mike approaches each client’s needs individually to ensure the design, build, and installation of the project fits properly to the location and end goals. This approach to his government food service division has had tremendous success. Mike brings this knowledge and experience to his commercial food service division, Southern California Restaurant Design Group.

Office: 760.436.3598 x301
Cell: 858.442.3351

Michael Brady – Director of Operations

Office: 760.436.3598 x310
Cell: 949-767-7301

John Daniel – Director of National Accounts

Office: 760.436.3598 x307
Cell: 727-688-8147

Shelley Spear – Director of Contract Administration

Office: 888.905.5650 x1311
Cell: 949-422-3108

Lindsey Green– Project Administrator
Lindsey Green started her career in the restaurant business as a server while attending Arizona State University. After graduating, she continued her serving career moving her way up from lead trainer to assist manager. After her 7-year serving career, Lindsey pursued the opportunity to further her career in the building/installation perspective of the restaurant industry. Today, Lindsey has over 5 years of experience as lead administrator for numerous types of projects in related to kitchen equipment. Projects have involved restaurants, schools, casinos, hotels and hospitals.

Office: 760.436.3598 x309

Jessica Zarley – Controller
Jessica is the Finance Department head overseeing financial operations, cash flow and forecasting for the company. She has a dedicated staff at the headquarter office along with a sales and support team in the field. Jessica has over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting within several industries including the government sector, travel industry, and e-commerce.

Office: 760.436.3598 x303

Robert Read – Sales/Project Estimator
Office: 760.436.3598 x307
Cell: 310-857-8295

Aric Yamada – Senior Project Manager
Office: 760.436.3598 x307
Cell: 310-463-4585

Michael Freed – Senior Project Manager
Office: 760.466.7849
Cell: 310-463-4585