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Delaware North Hires Kolaski to Lead Patina Restaurant Group

John Kolaski was tapped to serve as president of Patina Restaurant Group, a bicoastal collection of boutique restaurants, catering and foodservice operations owned by Delaware North.

John KolaskiJohn KolaskiIn his new role, Kolaski will oversee Patina Restaurant Group’s portfolio of streetside restaurants and catering operations in high-profile locations such as Downtown Disney, Disney Springs, Walt Disney World, New York City, Los Angeles and Boston. In addition to Patina Restaurant Group, he is responsible for providing oversight and strategic direction for the company’s sports portfolio which provides concessions, premium dining, catering and retail services to more than 50 sports and entertainment venues in the United States. He also oversees the company’s hospitality operations in the United Kingdom at locations such as Wembley Stadium, London Stadium and Emirates Stadium.

Kolaski joins Delaware North from K2 Restaurants, a Los Angeles-based hospitality group and restaurant incubator that he founded and served as CEO for the past six years. Under his leadership, K2 Restaurants cultivated 20 company-owned brands poised for expansion through various channels, including brick-and-mortar, management, licensing and franchising, per a release. Before establishing K2, Kolaski served in successive leadership roles with SBE Entertainment.