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Dinex Group Readies for Growth with New CEO on Board

In a move aimed to spark growth, The Dinex Group tapped Sebastien Silvestri to serve as its first-ever chief executive officer. The Dinex Group will charge Silverstri with defining the next era for the multiconcept operator, including expanding its portfolio via acquisition, per a company release.

The Dinex Group, Sebastien SilvestriSebastien Silvestri (left) with Chef Daniel Boulud. Photo courtesy The Dinex Group and Bill Milne.Silvestri comes to The Dinex Group from Disruptive Group, which is a division of sbe, a privately held lifestyle hospitality company. In this role he served as chief operating officer, overseeing all the food and beverage operations for venues across the company’s global portfolio of food and beverage operations. Prior to joining sbe, Silvestri was vice president of food and beverage at The Venetian and The Palazzo Casino Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas. It was there that Silverstri met and worked with such world-renowned chefs as Thomas Keller, Wolfgang Puck, Charlie Trotter, Emeril Lagasse and Daniel Boulud.

“With the opening of our new dining concept as well as our fourth Épicerie Boulud both at One Vanderbilt in Fall 2020, the multiple opportunities that have been presented to us for consideration in other parts of the world, our existing portfolio of 19 locations globally and a successful catering business, the time was right to engage the expertise of a veteran industry executive to help both fuel and manage our growth, as well as to ensure the level of excellence within our existing operation,” said Daniel Boulud, founder of The Dinex Group. “Sebastien has a tremendous track record for assisting some of the most revered hospitality businesses' experience remarkable growth, and I could not be more thrilled to have him by my side as we begin an exciting new era of Daniel Boulud restaurants."