Major Food Group is one of the most renowned, innovative, and successful companies in the history of the hospitality business.
The Company was founded in 2011, when chefs Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone joined forces with fellow New Yorker and like-minded entrepreneur Jeff Zalaznick. Their deep friendship and trailblazing partnership took what began as an intimate, acclaimed destination in downtown Manhattan—Torrisi Italian Specialties—and turned it into a multifaceted global hospitality brand with a thrillingly modern, celebratory approach to luxury lifestyle experiences.
MFG’s landmark achievements across genres and disciplines are nearly impossible to count. They include legendary restaurants (CARBONE, Sadelle’s, THE GRILL), exclusive private venues (The Crown Club at Barclays Center), and fine hotels such as The Newbury Boston. Each of these endeavors combines MFG’s incomparable execution and unwavering belief that the guest comes first, with the contributions of luminaries in the worlds of art, design, and industry—from Julian Schnabel and Ronnie Fieg to Aby Rosen and Ken Fulk, Inc.
In recent years, MFG has expanded across continents, risen to the top of the Miami and Dallas dining scenes, and introduced new concepts such as ZZ’s Club, Contessa, and VINO. In 2023, the company returned to the block where it all began, launching Torrisi Bar & Restaurant in the iconic Puck Building on Mulberry Street. The restaurant received a three-star rave from Pete Wells, in which the New York Times critic wrote, “Mr. Torrisi can take a food I know well and give it to me in a version that blew past any others.” The sentiment captures not only the spirit of Torrisi, but the very ethos that inspires everything MFG.