Richard joined DZ Restaurants in May of 2016 as a Restaurant Manager at Boca Bistro.
Prior to joining DZ, Richard worked as a Night Grocery Manager at Price Chopper and a Service Manager at Olive Garden. His first experience working in the food service and hospitality industry was as a host at Olive Garden at the age of 22. After serving, tending bar, and training new employees, he worked his way up to Service Manager where he was responsible for front of the house staffing and administrative duties, scheduling, inventory, and all aspects of the bar.
Richard’s approach to management and the guest experience is that everything should be flawless from when the guest walks in the door until they leave. Treating each guest as you would in your own home is the cornerstone of Richard’s customer service philosophy.
“I have the pleasure of seeing firsthand the guest reactions to the delicious food being served. I love seeing the satisfied smile when a guest tries something for the first time and enjoys it. We’re all on the same page and working towards the same goal. This is without question the best job I’ve ever had.”
Richard enjoys softball, riding his motorcycle, being outdoors, and above all, spending time with his son Henry and wife Alexandra, with whom he is expecting a daughter.