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George Perezvelez

Director of Operations

George began his 30 year plus service industry career while working in his family owned restaurant. While attending college in Boston, George was part of the Maitre D ' team at the iconic Anthony's Pier 4 restaurant By long time restaurateur Anthony Athanas. 

While serving in the military in Charleston, South Carolina, George graduated from Johnson and Wales Culinary School and had the great honor of working as the service manager at acclaimed Michelin star, Relais Gourmand rated, Restaurant Million. As part of his culinary career George had the privilege of working with renowned Chef Karen Hilliard-Ehrlichman, Gunter Seeger and Jean Banchet among others.

In 1998, George moved to Atlanta Georgia and led teams at Michelin recommended Georgia Grille, Pricci and Veni Vidi Vici. In 2005 George moved to California and joined several iconic restaurants including Trader Vic's in Palo Alto, Pres a Vi, Left Bank and MoMos as the General Manager and later as the Director of Operations.

Before joining our Michelin team at Mourad, George was the Director of Operations for two time James Beard award winner and Michelin star Chef Traci de Jardins.