Making Raving Fans Hospitality Group, the parent company of Baton Rouge restaurants Jubans Restaurant, SoLou, Portobello's Grill, and P-Beau's, promoted Meg Daigle to be the company's new Vice President of Operations. Daigle's promotion will provide owners Peter Sclafani, Kiva Guidroz, and Michael Boudreaux more time to focus on more business development, including establishing new restaurant concepts and expanding current Making Raving Fans concepts.
Daigle started her career with Portobello's Grill, one of the Making Raving Fans restaurant concepts, 26 years ago as a college student when she worked as a server before the restaurant relocated away from its Lee Dr. location in Baton Rouge. After graduating from LSU, Daigle moved on to New Orleans as Director of Operations for Raising Cane's in the early 2000s as the chain was first beginning its rapid expansion. She then went on to hone her full-service skills as part of the team that relaunched Commander's Palace in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Daigle returned to Making Raving Fans in Baton Rouge in late 2021, rejoining as Director of People, Culture, and Training, and has since proven herself as a leader within the company. Under Daigle's leadership, Making Raving Fans has consistently hired top-tier talent even as the hospitality industry faces continued hiring challenges, and she has headed up several initiatives to improve training and company culture.
"During my time in New Orleans, I learned a lot about how to run restaurants efficiently and how to scale operations, and a lot of those skills translate to the type of business model that Making Raving Fans operates under," said Daigle. "When I saw an opportunity to come back home to Baton Rouge and work with the Making Raving Fans team and help them continue their growth, I didn't hesitate to reach out."
Daigle's recent promotion to Vice President of Operations will allow her to continue to impact the company's culture while leading the Director of Operations, Director of Culinary, and 41 store-level managers.
"Meg has been phenomenal in leading operations and ensuring that our customers have the best dining experience at all of our restaurants," said Peter Sclafani, co-owner of Making Raving Fans Hospitality Group. "With her as our first-ever Vice President, Kiva, Michael and I will have more time to focus on continuing to grow our business with the confidence that Meg is able to uphold the current operations. We're looking forward to expanding the SoLou brand along the I-10 corridor and exploring new concepts as well."
Making Raving Fans Hospitality was created in 2020 but was initially comprised of restaurants that have been serving high-quality food and drink in the Baton Rouge area for many years. The hospitality group was formed when Chef Peter Sclafani and Kiva Guidroz came together as partners, bringing their decades of experience under one name. Michael Boudreaux later joined the group in 2021, and the team has since added new establishments to its growing portfolio of restaurants. Together, the team continues to push the envelope of Baton Rouge's culinary culture.
For more information on Making Raving Fans Hospitality Group and its four restaurant concepts, visit makingravingfans.com.
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Il Mio Launches New Fall Menu and Gift Cards
Il Mio's Linguini with Clams
Il Mio is an Italian restaurant that has captured the hearts and appetites of the people of Clarendon Hills. Inspired by their Italian hometowns and family get-togethers this new fall menu is approachable and shareable including favorite family recipes. This upscale, family-owned business continues improving and bringing about new ideas.
As the leaves grow golden and the air becomes cool, new inspirations arise. Il Mio has been curating an enticing new fall menu, which launched at the beginning of October. Containing fall classics with an Il Mio flare, the people of Clarendon Hills should get ready to taste these brand-new dishes. The fall menu includes dishes such as the hefty Swiss Turkey Burger, Linguine and clams, and the cool, crisp Beet Goat Cheese Salad tossed with avocado and glazed pecans, and signature goat cheese and beets. Continuing the handcrafted, Il Mio quality, this delectable menu is undoubtedly something to fall for.
With the holidays around the corner, many will be searching for gifting options. Just in time for the holiday season, Il Mio will now be offering gift cards, which takes the hassle out of holiday cooking and more time to enjoy with family.
"Nothing brings me more joy than to bring families together to enjoy authentic Italian cooking with quality ingredients. These recipes have been crafted from hometown recipes and our special touch," says owner Gabriella Palumbo. "We are also thrilled to offer gift cards to our customers. Many are beginning to think about the perfect gift and being able to provide that convenience and great food is our main priority."
Dedicated to making meals and memories for the people of Clarendon Hills, Il Mio still has much more to come. The menu will be continuously updated to bring customers fresh and unique recipes. For additional information on Il Mio and their new gift cards and fall menu, please reach out to Tom Claxton at [email protected].
ABOUT IL MIO:
Il Mio is a family-owned, upscale restaurant based upon the Italian term of endearment, "mine." Dedicated to upholding the fresh and quality standard of their menu and bringing iconic Italian dishes to the perfect plate, owner Gabriella Palumbo seeks to utilize her own family's cherished memories to create more for Clarendon Hills residents. Il Mio's location has quality ingredients engrained in its history. Decades ago, this building was once home to Grocerland, which supplied Clarendon Hills citizens with quality groceries. Today, we honor that history through our fresh and local menu.
30 S. Prospect, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514, 630.526.4646
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