The Delaware Restaurant Association has a proven record of protecting industry interests. We strive to improve the business environment for restaurants, advocating on a slate of national, state and local issues. Our Board of Directors are industry leaders committed to keeping Delaware restaurateurs informed about the latest rules, regulations and legislative policies affecting their businesses.

Chairman of the Board

Carl Georgi, Platinum Dining Group


Gianmarco Martuscelli, Martuscelli Restaurant Group


Jeff Gosnear, Grotto Pizza Inc.

Immediate Pass Chair

Scott Kammerer, SoDel Concepts

President & CEO

Carrie Leishman


Robert Ashby, Ashby Hospitality Group

Dena Calo, Saul Ewing LLP

Chris Bisaha, Henlopen City Oyster House/The Blue Hen

Michelle Souza, Southern Wine & Spirits of Delaware, LLC

Michael Stiglitz, Two Stones Pub

Hank Rosenberg, Harrington Raceway & Casino

Paula Janssen, Janssen’s Market

Matt DiSabatino, Striper Bites/Kindle/Half Full

Dennis Forbes, Cool Springs/Restaurant 55

Ryan German, Caffe Gelato

Eric Sugrue, Big Fish Restaurant Group

Betsy LeRoy, Pizza by Elizabeth’s

Steve Lucy, Six Paupers/Ulysses

Bobby Pancake, High 5 Hospitality

Xavier Teixido, Harry’s Hospitality Group

Jim O’Donoghue, Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen

Steve Torpey, Stanley’s Tavern

Vincenza Carrieri-Russo, V&M Bistro/Ice Cream Delight

Scott Stein, Bardea/Pizzeria Bardea

Alex Kotanides, Pat’s Pizza of Lewes

Chris Taggart, US Foods

Ramsey Schrader, Arena’s Deli

Tom Holmes, 1776 Steakhouse

Steve Montgomery, The Starboard/Bethany Blues

Hope Lopez, El Azteca Group

Parthiban Jayaraman (PJ), Pusan Group (The Green Turtle)

Holy Monaco, Big Fish Restaurant Group

Directors Emeritus

Sydney Arzt
Kevin Davies
Les Dukart