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GIANFRANCO SORRENTINO, Managing Partner at Il Gattopardo Group
Originally from Naples, Italy, GIANFRANCO SORRENTINO carries over 30 years of experience in restaurant management, some of these include Quisitana Hotel in Capri, Dorchester Hotel in London, Four Seasons Hotel in Tokyo, Bice Restaurant in New York, Sette MoMA Restaurant at The Museum of Modern Art of New York, Union Bar and Gril in Great Barrington, MA, Mozzarella & Vino, and Leopard at Des Artistes, in the New York landmark the Hotel des Artistes. With his wife PAULA BOLLA- SORRENTINO, and his talented Executive Chef VITO GNAZZO, they also run IL GATTOPARD Restaurant and MOZZARELLA & VINO enoteca. Gianfranco is the President of Gruppo Italiano (Gruppo-italiano.com)

PAULA BOLLA-SORRENTINO, Director of Operations at Il Gattopardo Group
Brazilian born and raised, of Italian father from Veneto, PAULA is passionate for art, design, food and Italian culture. With fashion and design background, she had the opportunity of traveling around the world with top designers, as well as worked in one of the most prestigious design firms of New York, Pentagram Design, as Graphic Designer. Graduated from FIT, but with the hospitality industry in her heart, Paula runs all visual and organizational aspects of the company, from back of the house and office operations, to the front of the house, art direction, florals and graphic design - making sure that guests are not only exposed to a wonderful gastronomical event on the table, but to a whole sensorial experience. Paula is the Creative Director of Gruppo Italiano (Gruppo-italiano.com)

VITO GNAZZO, Chef Partner at Il Gattopardo Group
Native of Salerno, Amalfi Coast in Italy, Chef VITO GNAZZO began his culinary career at the three Michelin Star restaurant Antica Osteria del Ponte, in Milan. In 1981 Mr. Gnazzo immigrated to United States to work as Head Chef at one of the best restaurants in the state of California, Il Rex. In 1993 he moved to New York and became Executive Chef at Sette MoMA, where he meets the Sorrentinos. Since that, Vito became a vital part of the Il Gattopardo Group story. His commitment to bringing the best of the Italian culinary traditions to all of his creations has led to him being awarded two stars by The New York Times and two and half stars by the New York Post.


We are always open to welcome talented and passionate professionals. To inquire about current positions at Il Gattopardo Group, please send your resume to team@theleopardnyc.com. We hope to welcoming you on board!


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