Major Food Group

About Major Food Group

Major Food Group (MFG) is a hospitality company founded by Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick. From a small, intimate restaurant located in Little Italy, MFG has evolved into a hospitality powerhouse, creating some of New York City's most popular and iconic restaurants, garnering national and international attention along the way for its unique style and culinary prowess. Today, MFG is one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in the United States.

MFG currently operates eighteen restaurants and bars: THE GRILL, THE POOL, The Pool Lounge and The Lobster Club, all located in the historic Seagram Building; Carbone (New York, Hong Kong, Las Vegas), ZZ’s Clam Bar, Dirty French, Santina, Parm (Soho, Upper West Side, Battery Park, Barclays Center), Sadelle’s (New York and Las Vegas) and The Polynesian. MFG also operates Lobby Bar and provides all food, beverage and event services for The Ludlow hotel.

Every aspect of each concept is meticulously designed and extensively researched, with the goal of transporting guests to another time or place upon arrival. Our restaurants are created and operated in a way that is respectful of the past, exciting for the present, and sustainable for the future.


Rotational Summer Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 New York City, NY
“This job offered hands on experience in a variety of NYC restaurants. My rotational role had me in the kitchen, trying out all of the stations, at the front of house, as well as performing an administrative role. I researched restaurant openings and developed a manual for future openings. I also contributed to the inital stages of recipe development.”
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