Chef David Burke, the Founder and creator of leading upscale hospitality firm the David Burke Group is excited to announce the appointment of current President, Stephen Goglia, to the additional position of CEO.
Since joining the company in 2011 as COO, Goglia has worked alongside Chef Burke to oversee the rapid expansion and global notoriety of the brand. In March 2012, Goglia assumed the additional role of President, where he assumed responsibility for overseeing day-to-day company relations, internal growth and expansion plans, as well as the revenue and finance group.
“We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Mr. Goglia, who plays a vital role in our company. We’re very excited for the future of the David Burke Group, and I look forward to focusing on the innovation of our brand and culinary offerings,” comments Chef David Burke, Founder of David Burke Group. “As we continue to assess our landscape and grow as a company, it’s imperative that we build a strong internal foundation that will help us provide both our customers and employees with the best experience possible.”
Holding a hospitality management degree from Florida International University, as well as a degree in Culinary Arts from CIA, Goglia has amassed more than 20 years of experience and expertise in restaurant operations, planning and development, financial performance, guest services and branding. Throughout his career, with such companies as Marriott, Buffets, Inc., PF Chang’s China Bistro and Strike Holdings LLC, he has exhibited success in managing internal restaurant operations while also externally growing brands on a consistent and manageable level.
Chef David Burke
Blurring the lines between chef, artist, entrepreneur and inventor, Chef Burke stands as one of the leading pioneers in American cooking today. His fascination with ingredients and the art of the meal has fueled a career marked by creativity, critical acclaim and the introduction of revolutionary products and cooking techniques. In addition to his flagship restaurant David Burke Townhouse, Burke’s other restaurants include David Burke Kitchen (New York, NY), Fishtail (New York, NY), David Burke at Bloomingdale’s (New York, NY), Burke in the Box at McCarran Airport (Las Vegas, NV), Burke’s Bacon Bar (Chicago, IL), David Burke’s Primehouse (Chicago, IL), Burke in the Box, David Burke Fromagerie (Rumson, NJ) and David Burke Prime (Foxwoods Casino, CT). Currently, Burke is overseeing 2014 property expansions in New York, Aspen, and Chicago, while continuing to grow the David Burke Group in the areas of restaurants, catering and consulting.