Tutti Mangia has proudly named restaurant-veteran, Rick Joos, its new general manager. Joos will oversee the restaurant’s day-to-day operations, innovative menu , wine, and martini bar, alongside owner, Eddie Inglese and head chef, Jose Ruiz.
Prior to Tutti Mangia, Joos built a proven track record in the restaurant industry. Beginning his career over 20 years ago as a line cook, Joos quickly worked his way up the ladder and into new positions, learning the ropes of restaurant operations. For
five years following, he worked behind the bar for an area restaurant chain – backing and tending –while studying Political Science at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and then International Relations at the University of Southern California.
Joos’ dedicated journey to management began when he was promoted to bar manager. Then in 2004, he landed a position as the chief operating officer for an Inland Empire restaurant group, overseeing the operations of two of its locations. After
10 years in that position, Joos was ready for a change and connected with Inglese to come on board to lead the Inland Empire’s only Italian Chophouse. He said the timing was perfect.
“It was a nice upgrade in what I get to do every day for a living,” he said. “Working with the innovative dishes, ingredients and wines at Tutti’s is so great.”
Joos officially came on board in June 2015, but needed time to learn the fundamental method of operation at Tutti Mangia, and now understands why it has been so successful for 19 years.
“The combination of customer service and quality with fine dining as the focal point is unreal,” he said. “The focus on menu development and serving great wine is so intense and that’s what makes the customer experience what it is.”
Joos says the experience at Tutti Mangia – so far and what’s to come – is like no other.
When not fully consumed in the world of restaurant management, Rick still has a passion for political science and avid wine collector. Tutti Mangia is excited to welcome Joos into his new role and looks forward to the future under his leadership