Founders Group International Hires Paul Zito As Director Of Food & Beverage
Founders Group International has hired Paul Zito as Director of Food and Beverage for the company’s 22 golf courses. The industry veteran will enhance the dining experience at FGI’s 22 clubhouse restaurants.
Zito, who spent more than 17 years with Carrabba’s Italian Grill overseeing 12 restaurants and more than 1,000 employees that generated $39 million in annual revenue, will bring a proven track record of innovation, management skill and industry knowledge to FGI.
He will further invigorate FGI’s restaurant operations while bringing a new level of service and creativity to the company’s banquet and event operations. Zito will also work closely with FGI’s growing membership to enhance menu options at the company’s courses, which include Pine Lakes Country Club, the Grande Dunes Resort Course, Pawleys Plantation, and TPC Myrtle Beach.
“We are fortunate to have clubhouse restaurants that can serve players, members and local residents a meal that equals the quality of the golf Founders Group International offers,” said FGI President Steve Mays. “Many of our golf courses are an integral part of established communities, and the hiring of Paul Zito will allow us to provide a more comprehensive dining experience. We look forward to incorporating Paul’s expertise and creativity into our food and beverage operations.”
Zito will also work with club committees to enhance the member dining options at each of the company’s properties.
He has a long track record of team-building, revenue growth and training, all valuable qualities for a company with dining options as diverse as FGI offers.