Villa Enterprises Management Ltd. Inc. appointed a new Full Service Division Corporate Chef, Stephen DeMarco.
With more than 15 years of culinary and restaurant management experience, DeMarco joins Villa Enterprises Management’s corporate chef team where he will oversee the management and tactical execution of its seven restaurant concepts that encompass thirteen full-service restaurants.
They include The Office, Villa Café, George & Martha’s, Black Horse Tavern, Black Horse Pub, MacKenzie’s, and Café Villa.
A skilled culinary expert, DeMarco will also guide new menu development and fresh product selection for each of the restaurants.
“We’re very excited to welcome someone of Stephen’s caliber to the Villa team,” says Villa Enterprises Management Vice President of Operations Peter Jurta. “With a solid background in the culinary and restaurant industries, we look forward to working with him as he helps to shape and guide our full-service restaurant division.”
DeMarco most recently worked as the executive chef for Roots Steakhouse in Summit, N.J., where he was integral in generating millions in revenue, as well as managing staff, training sous chefs and developing recipes and menu items.
In conjunction with Harvest Restaurant Group, DeMarco was involved in all aspects of the opening of Roots’ second location in Morristown, N.J., and continued to oversee operations at both locations. DeMarco has also worked as executive chef for The Capitol Grille and Asia de Cuba, both in New York City.
Before his tenure as executive chef with Roots Steakhouse, DeMarco received his sous chef training from Olives Restaurant in New York City and Conrad’s Gourmet Restaurant in Las Vegas.
DeMarco earned his Culinary Arts degree from Johnson & Whales University in Providence, R.I.