Greg Rufty

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Greg Rufty, Managing Partner

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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.

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    Absolutely the best! My wedding guests were all raving about the food. Thanks to Greg, Randy, and their team for a spectacular feast!

    Janeen Cunningham

    Wedding Catering Review

    We have had great food and service from Extra Virgin for both large client events and small employee meetings. Highly Recommended!

    Brian Stephenson

    Corporate Catering Review
    Extra Virgin catered a luncheon at our office for 60 people. We wanted food that was elevated above your typical buffet. The quality of the meal went way beyond my expectations, and many people wanted to know who the caterer was. Thank you, Greg, for helping us with an event people will remember!

    Jean Modene

    Corporate Catering Review
    Great versatility in their menu! Always use the freshest ingredients! Friendly service!!!

    Steven Radwanski

    Catering Review
    Best caterer, hands down. Greg has done the rehearsal dinner and brunch for both my daughter's weddings. An amazing job each time. From salad to dessert everything is perfect. Brunches were fabulous. Great comments from all the guests. People from New York wanted to take Greg back with them.

    Les Lipski

    Wedding Catering Review
    Happiness in the corner of historical Perrysburg. .great breakfast and very friendly staff..I can't wait to try the lobster salad

    Becky Lancaster

    Lamplight Cafe & Bakery Review
    Very clean, great atmosphere. Staff extremely friendly. And my lunch was great. The 3 meat club and those potato balls yum yum.

    Laura Sullivan

    Lamplight Ceafe & Bakery Review

    …We were beyond pleased with everything you provided for our event.  From the beginning it was easy to work with you answering all my questions and creating our specific desired menu.  Delivery was on time and all the food was provided in easy to serve containers with nice serving utensils.  Randy went above and beyond to make sure everything was taken care of and took his time to suggest helpful serving tips.  And best of all I’ve never had so many guests ask who provided the food.  I got numerous complements on everything they ate!

     

    Thank you for helping make my daughter’s party a success.  We’ll see you for our next party!

     

     

    Denise Mortemore

    Graduation Catering Review