Stephen GogliaPresident & Chief Operating Officer
Stephen Goglia joined Watershed Ventures, LLC in late 2011 and currently holds the title of President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Watershed Ventures, LLC he held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer for Bowlmor Lanes/Strike Holdings, LLC based in New York City. He joined the team in 2001 and developed eight multi-faceted bowling/arcade/entertainment properties throughout the United States. In addition he developed and opened various lounge and nightclub concepts which included; Pressure, Lucid, Carnival, Luna Park, Tribeca Loft and Inferno. This also included the development of 90,000 square foot entertainment center in the heart of Times Square. Prior to his service at Strike Holdings, he was a consultant for various clients while working with National Restaurant Consultants, a company he founded. From 1996 to 2000, he was a joint venture partner with PF Changs China Bistro Inc., locating, acquiring, and developing, opening and operating restaurants throughout the east coast. Prior to joining PF Changs, he held the position of Director of Operations for Buffets Inc., overseeing the daily operations of the company’s east coast restaurants. Mr. Goglia has held various positions with Host International, W.R. Grace Inc., the Restaurant Enterprise Group, The Reise Organization and the Marriott Corporation. Mr. Goglia graduated in 1983 from Florida International University in Miami, Florida with a degree in hospitality management. He is also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
John MurrayChief Operating Officer, David Burke Group
John Murray is the Chief Operating Officer for David Burke Group with over 12 years of hospitality industry experience. He has been with the David Burke Group for three years holding positions including Vice President of Operations.
Throughout his career, Murray has run operations for large scale venues including restaurants earning over $15 million in annual sales. After two years with B.R. Guest Restaurants he was hired as Area General Manager for Kimpton Hotels where he increased top line revenue and reduced labor and direct operating costs. He previously held the title of Director of Operations for Strike Holdings, LLC where he led the operations team during the pre-opening phase of the $20 million build-out of the Bowlmor Lanes Times Square location.
He began his hospitality career with Lucky Strike Entertainment as General Manager for Lucky Strike Hollywood and was later promoted to Regional Manager for Lucky Strike Entertainment Corporate Operations where he oversaw four Lucky Strike properties including locations in Hollywood, Orange County, South Bay and Louisville, KY. Murray then moved on to his position as General Manager for Jillian’s Billiard Club, Tequila Rain and Lucky Strike in Boston. In 2007 he joined B.R. Guest Restaurants as the General Manager in Residence of Blue Fin, and later General Manager of Dos Caminos Third Avenue.
Murray attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University for a dual B.A. in Television, Radio, Film Production and English. In addition to teaching yoga in his spare time, he is a mentor for the Africa Yoga Project and an active member of Community Board 5.
Work With Us
David Burke Group is growing and seeking new talent to join the company during this very exciting time. We are proud of the environment we have created, which is built upon integrity and commitment, and it shows in the satisfaction of our employees and guests. Our goal is to provide a workplace where our employees have the opportunities to grow and express their creativity while learning from our team of chefs and managers.
If you are passionate about food and hospitality, please email your resume for immediate consideration, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUR VISIONTo be the preferred restaurant employer in our geographic markets.
OUR MISSIONWe support our vision by providing the following to our team:
- The unvarnished truth; clear, consistent and constructive communication of expectations
- Industry - leading training and employee development to ensure each and every individual actively adds value to our team
- Comprehensive and transparent financial awareness for our team to truly take ownership in our business
- Professional growth & accountability through systems and processes
- Direct alignment of values in our team members and the company’s success
Our ExpectationsIt is our expectation to provide a high profile, upscale dining experience. We foster an interconnectedness of creative culinary cuisine, environmental responsibility along with overall well-being, for all who enter. Quality is first. We are passionate about being the leader in full service, upscale dining arena. We will be outstanding in all that we do. Our work will never be done. Our kitchens, dining rooms, bars and lounges will always full of professionalism and hospitality.
Our Team Members, Employees and AssociatesIt is our passion to be the preferred employer in the hospitality industry. Together we embrace diversity to create a place where each of us can be ourselves. We will always treat each other with honesty, respect, and dignity. Your role is to serve guests or to service the people who do.
Our GuestsOur mission is to provide a fine, high-end and memorable dining experience. We strive to create repeat business through great service, hospitality, quality, creative cuisine, value, loyalty and trust while delivering on our brand's promise
Our NeighborhoodWe are a part of the local community and we take our responsibility to be good neighbors seriously. We want to be invited in wherever we do business. We will be a force for positive action - bringing together our partners, guests and neighbors to contribute toward a healthier lifestyle and community.
Our EnvironmentCaring for our world and understanding our role in that mission is crucial so that we may live up to our standards. We are dedicated to sharing our knowledge of meaningful, sustainable and green practices, while teaching and informing our employees, associates and vendors in all that we do. Being responsible with buying, selling and using eco-friendly products that contribute to a healthier and greener planet is paramount to our day-to-day operations.
Equal Opportunity Employment
David Burke Group is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to a workplace free from discrimination of any kind. We are committed to administering our employment practices in accordance with applicable laws. This also applies to hiring, promotion, discipline, discharge and all other employment decisions.
Line Cook (part Time)
Executive Sous Chef
FOXWOODS RESORT, CONNECTICUT
Server - Preference Given To Native American Candidates
Busser/polisher - Preference Given To Native American Candidates
Executive General Manager - Preference Given To Native American Candidates
Server - The Garden
Bartender - The Garden
Beverage Director (aspen Kitchen)
Assistant General Manager