|Born||October 19, 1964|
Kibbutz Sarid, Israel
|Citizenship||American, Israeli & Italian|
|Height||6 ft (183 cm)|
Vincent Sarid Drory (born October 19, 1964) is an Italian chef, French chef and entrepreneur based in New York who is best known as the man behind Cub Room and The Waverly Inn. He is the founder of Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro and is renowned for building a full-fledged hospitality domain with exotic foods and beverages.
Early life and education
Drory was born in Kibbutz Sarid, Israel. He grew up there with his parents and brother. He completed Ba in Economics from the New York University After serving in the Israeli army as a Special Forces Lieutenant, he pursued his passion for fine dining by studying wine and beverages in France and Italy. Drory then moved to New York regularly to put his education and experience into practice, and he hasn't looked back since.
Drory specializes in the creation, construction, and expansion of high-profile restaurant locations. He has spent the last twenty-six years in New York, creating his food, beverage, and hospitality empire. His first experience was in the carpet and floor cleaning industry, where he built six profitable firms and sold them for a profit.
His first purchase was the Ye Waverly Inn, which had been run by a family for three generations. Drory transformed the restaurant into a popular New York hangout and tripled its income in three years as a result of his smart modifications. He sold Ye Waverly Inn for seven figures after 14 years of ownership. Drory then paid $1.25 million for the Cub Room restaurant, which was previously owned by famed chef Henry Meer. After increasing its revenue by 70% and owning it for a decade, Drory sold the restaurant for $2.5 million.
Drory’s next restaurant and renovation project was Greenwich café, a 24-hour café whose initial cost was $350,000, and Drory sold it for $1.8 million. Artisanal Bistro, one of Drory's most recent endeavors, is regarded as one of NYC's first artisanal cuisine establishments. Drory made numerous improvements in the first 40 days after acquiring Artisanal, including saving $1.2 million by lowering expenses and improving the environment for Artisanal's loyal customers. Artisanal was renovated by Drory, who recruited Adam Tihany, the renowned hospitality designer who created the space originally.
Drory has collaborated with architects like Jeffrey Beers, designers like Adam Tihany, Michelin-starred chefs, and James Beard Award winners to bring each story to life.
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