Hospitality professionals are historically under staffed, overworked and hyper focused on their tasks at hand inside their business. That doesn’t leave much time for mingling with or courting investors, business partners and the people you will need to start your journey from employee to ownership. How did you find your perfect match?

We are so pleased and honored to have partners in the Bowery Restaurant Group here today: Vicki Freeman co-owner, Chef Ayesha Nurdjaja, chef/partner at Shuka, and Anna Marie McCullagh, partner. They are true industry veterans, Vicki and her Partner Chef Marc Meyer opened their first restaurant together in 1999, called Five Points (now Vic’s). They have since built an impressive mini-restaurant empire, including Cookshop, Vic’s, Rosie’s and Shuka. They are the type of restaurateurs that attract loyal diners with their dedication to green market ingredients, well executed honest cooking, and welcoming spaces.

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