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This edition: Nick Valenti, CEO, Patina Restaurant Group

Episode Details

Original tape date: July 19, 2012.

First aired: August 13, 2012.

Born in Italy, growing up working in his family-owned restaurant, Nick Valenti traces his career from studying Hospitality Management at City Tech, joining Restaurant Associates in 1968 as a trainee at Kennedy airport, managing the John Peel Room on Long Island, bringing restaurant-level food service to sporting events starting with the 1976 U.S. Open, and becoming president of RA's restaurant group. He outlines Restaurant Associates' changes in ownership over the next 20 years from public to private, becoming CEO under Japanese-owner Kyotaru, sale to Compass Group, acquisition of the west coast's Patina Group, and Valenti's 2004 buy back from Compass. He also speaks about his family and dedication to Citymeals On Wheels since 1984.

Guest List

Michael Stoler Host, The Stoler Report

Nick Valenti CEO, Patina Restaurant Group

  • Robert Lapidus: L&L Holding Company
  • Wednesday, January 24 - 6:30am
  • Thursday, January 25 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, January 27 - 12:00pm
  • Sunday, January 28 - 12:30am
  • Meredith Marshall: BRP Companies
  • Sunday, January 28 - 12:00pm
  • Monday, January 29 - 10:30am, 4:30pm, 11:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 31 - 6:30am
  • Thursday, February 1 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, February 3 - 12:00pm
  • Sunday, February 4 - 12:30am
  • Jeffrey R. Solomon: Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropy
  • Sunday, February 4 - 12:00pm
  • Monday, February 5 - 10:30am, 4:30pm, 11:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 7 - 6:30am
  • Thursday, February 8 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, February 10 - 12:00pm
  • Sunday, February 11 - 12:30am
  • Marty Burger: Silverstein Properties
  • Sunday, February 11 - 12:00pm
  • Monday, February 12 - 10:30am, 4:30pm, 11:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 14 - 6:30am
  • Thursday, February 15 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, February 17 - 12:00pm
  • Sunday, February 18 - 12:30am
  • Melissa Cohn: FM Home Loans
  • Sunday, February 18 - 12:00pm
  • Monday, February 19 - 10:30am, 4:30pm, 11:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 21 - 6:30am
  • Robert Lapidus: L&L Holding Company
  • Sunday, January 21 - 12:00pm
  • Monday, January 22 - 10:30am, 4:30pm, 11:00pm
  • Dick Cattani: Restaurant Associates
  • Sunday, January 14 - 12:00pm
  • Monday, January 15 - 4:30pm, 11:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 17 - 6:30am
  • Thursday, January 18 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, January 20 - 12:00pm
  • Sunday, January 21 - 12:30am
  • Ron Berger: The Bergershop
  • Sunday, January 7 - 12:00pm
  • Monday, January 8 - 10:30am, 4:30pm, 11:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 10 - 6:30am
  • Thursday, January 11 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, January 13 - 12:00pm
  • Sunday, January 14 - 1:00am
  • Larry Weiss; Atlantic Tomorrow's Office
  • Sunday, December 31 - 12:00pm
  • Monday, January 1 - 10:30am, 4:30pm, 11:05pm
  • Wednesday, January 3 - 6:30am
  • Thursday, January 4 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, January 6 - 12:00pm
  • Sunday, January 7 - 12:30am
  • Edward Kalikow: The Kalikow Group
  • Sunday, December 24 - 12:00pm
  • Monday, December 25 - 10:30am, 4:30pm, 11:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 27 - 6:30am
  • Thursday, December 28 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, December 30 - 12:00pm
  • Sunday, December 31 - 12:40am
  • Daniel L. Rashin - Rockefeller Group
  • Sunday, December 24 - 1:00am