Director of Operations
Before joining our Michelin team at Mourad, George Perezvelez was the Director of Operations for two time James Beard award winner and Michelin Chef Traci de Jardins.
George began his career while working in his family owned restaurants in the East Coast. After graduating from college in Boston and while serving in the military in Charleston, South Carolina, George attended Johnson and Wales and worked at Michelin star, Relais Gourmand rated restaurant Million as the Service Manager. George moved to California in 2005 and led management teams as a General Manager and later as a Director of Operations at several iconic California restaurants including Trader Vic's, Left Bank, Pres A Vi, The Plant Cafe Organic and MoMo's among many.
During his 30 year plus career in the industry, George has worked in the North East, the South East as well as The West Coast of the United States in both front of the house and back of the house leadership positions, to include mentorship under well known restaurateurs Anthony Athanas, Anne Qatranno, Karen Hilliard-Elrichmann, The Bergeron Family, Pano Karatassos, Peter Osborne, Mark Lewis and Traci des Jardins.