Innovation Forum Speaker

Patrick LaCava

Executive Vice-President Operations
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Syufy Enterprises

Syufy Enterprises is a Development Company consisting of Tomatina Fresh Italian Restaurants, West Wind Drive-In Movie Theatres and Public Markets, Tri-Valley Golf Driving Range, Villa Sport Athletic Clubs & Spas, Peacock Gap Golf Club, including all-grass driving range, RangeCafe Bar and Grill and the largest event center in Marin; The Clubhouse, BayJet, SyWest Real Estate Development and SyRes Residential Properties.

Patrick is responsible for departments and direct reports consisting of Operations, Facilities and Building Systems, Office Services, Purchasing, Food and Beverage.  Manages the design of restaurant kitchens, cafes, building systems, and FF&E associated with the development and opening of all new locations.  Actively seeks out opportunities for new acquisitions to grow and develop the business and new business opportunities.

Patrick has over 37 years of experience in restaurants, food & beverage, facilities, procurement and distribution consisting of 16 years with Syufy Enterprises, 5 years with Chevys Fresh Mex, and 16 years with Marriott International.



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