OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Greg Rufty Managing Partner/COO
Greg’s career in the Food Service/Hospitality Industry over the past 30+ years includes facets from Fast Food to Fine Dining, and Contract Food Services to Private Clubs. While his career has taken him as far East as Boston, and West to Denver and Colorado Springs he is a native of NW Ohio and has spent the majority of his career here.
Greg has managed Brandywine Country Club, Heather Downs Country Club, and Highland Meadows Golf Club (Host site of an annual LPGA golf tournament). He was the Catering Director for Service America at the Seagate Convention Center in downtown Toledo where he helped direct everything from small Continental Breakfasts to Dinners for as many as 2000. Greg has owned and operated several restaurants throughout NW Ohio which included Adam’s Ribs, Gianno’s Italian Bistro, The Hungry Hobo, and Smedlap’s Smithy. He was Vice President of Restaurant Operations for Dillin Corp where he oversaw the daily operations of City Barbeque, Johnny Rockets, and Fat Fish Blue home of the Funny Bone.
During Greg’s career he has catered several LPGA tournaments, a Senior PGA tournament, and for multiple entertainers like Alabama, Michael Bolton, Craig Frost, Barry Manilow, Reba McEntire, Eddie Money, Michael W. Smith, and BJ Thomas just to name a few.
Greg has served as the President of the NW Ohio Restaurant Association, President of the Toledo Chapter of the Club Manager’s Association of America, and has been a Board Member of TASBA of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, a Board Member of the Maumee Chamber of Commerce, and a Board Member of the State of Ohio Restaurant Association. Greg has also been a member of Rotary since 2001.
Greg is the Managing Partner/COO of Extra Virgin Food Services where he oversees all of the daily operations of the company which include Catering, Corporate Dining Services, Student Dining Services, Consulting, and Vending.