Today’s jobtalk is with John Procaccini, who owns three restaurants in the Princeton area with his brother, Tino. Soon, they’ll add one more restaurant to their portfolio when their Kingston restaurant Osteria Procaccini opens its second location in Pennington.
I interviewed John Procaccini at PJ’s, which he and his brother bought this past August. Procaccini was manning the checkout when I arrived, and for a moment I wondered if he’d actually be able to talk to me or if I’d be having to get soundbites in between his ringing up customers.
Luckily, I did get to steal some of his time, and here’s what I found out.
By the way, check out a review of Osteria Procaccini in the New York Times.
Education: B.A. Business Management and Organizational Behavior (minor in entrepreneurship), Rider University, 1997
When did you start buying restaurants?
We bought our first restaurant in 1999. My brother was still in college at Rider. I had just graduated, but I also had a fulltime job. I was the director of International Operations at Sarnoff Corporation. I was in Asia every other week. I did that for 15 years while running a restaurant. Continue reading