Join Startup Grind Atlanta for a fireside chat with the President and CEO of Castellucci Hospitality Group, Fred Castellucci. We'll be talking about the business lessons learned from starting one of the biggest restaurant groups in Atlanta, and we'll be looking at how Fred invests in the long term success of his family business through his investments in restaurant tech startups.
Castellucci Hospitality Group has been responsible for opening some of the biggest restaurants in the city, including Cooks & Soldiers, Iberian Pig, Bar Mercado, Double Zero, Sugo and the recently opened Recess at Krog Street Market. Come connect, educate yourself and get inspired through the Castellucci's story!
We'll have catered apps from one of the Castellucci Group restuarants and drinks during a post chat happy hour!
See you there!
Castellucci Hospitality Group
Federico Castellucci III is the President and CEO of Castellucci Hospitality Group, the restaurant group that owns the Iberian pig, Cooks & Soldiers, Bar Mercado and several high end Atlanta restaurants. . Federico has been working in the restaurant business his entire life, holding his first job as an eleven year old in a bakery in Rhode Island. Soon after, as a teenager, he began working…
Federico Castellucci III is the President and CEO of Castellucci Hospitality Group, the restaurant group that owns the Iberian pig, Cooks & Soldiers, Bar Mercado and several high end Atlanta restaurants. . Federico has been working in the restaurant business his entire life, holding his first job as an eleven year old in a bakery in Rhode Island. Soon after, as a teenager, he began working in the family business holding various roles in the kitchen including cook and kitchen manager before heading to college.
Federico studied Hospitality Management at Cornell University, and while away he partnered with his father and consulted on new restaurant openings for his family back home in Atlanta. Upon graduation, he assumed the reigns of the family business, and since 2007, changed the direction of the company from a single unit mom and pop operation to a multi-unit multi-concept restaurant group.
As President and CEO, Federico is responsible for high level operations and leadership development and training. In addition, he makes all of the company’s growth decisions—where and how to expand, as well as concept research and origination. Federico is focused on building and implementing systems across the restaurant group that streamline operations and improve communication. While working on the business takes most of his daytime focus, Federico spends time in the restaurants during the evening hours building customer relationships and developing employee talent.
In addition to his roles within the company, Federico serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Restaurant Association and is actively involved as a mentor, advisor and investor in early stage hospitality technology companies.
Fun Fact: In his free time, he enjoys regular yoga practice, discovering new independent musicians and having daddy-daughter dates with his baby girl Olivia.