The Altamarea Group was built with a vision to create restaurant brands that are distinct in concept and price point but united in delivering unsurpassed quality and outstanding service. Altamarea’s hospitality model starts and ends with the client in any venue, in any city.

This vision relies on selecting the most talented professionals who align with our culture around inclusion, diversity, and mutual respect; performance excellence at every organizational level; and a relentless commitment to client attention and satisfaction. Our cultural motto is “Winning Together with Integrity.”

With pride, I introduce our Operating Leadership who work tirelessly to make our goals and high standards a reality.

Operating Leadership

Arthur Li

Executive Vice President

Susan Lee

Senior Vice President

David Lee

Director of Business Growth

Lauren Desteno

Corporate Executive Chef
Fine Dining, Events & International

Bill Dorrler

Corporate Executive Chef
Morini & Nicoletta Restaurants

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Kevin Knevals

Corporate Executive Chef – Marea / Culinary Operations

Rebecca Levine

Director of Client Hospitality Services

Kayla Bolyai

Director of Marketing

Eliza Poehlman

Director of Talent & Productivity

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Kelly Verardo

Bar Program Director

Panchali Mahendra

President at Atelier House Hospitality

Brian Lauck

General Counsel & Compliance