Mr. Manuchia is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Partners, Inc. Prior to founding Restaurant Partners, Mr. Manuchia was an executive with Darden Restaurants, where he was one of the founding members of The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant chain. Dave had a successful 11 year career with Darden Restaurants, and was awarded the annual Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Achievement on three separate occasions.
Dave has been an active member of the Central Florida non-profit community during his 3 decades in Orlando. In addition to being a past member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Historical Society, Dave has served on the Board of The Second Harvest Food Bank, and was President of that Board for two years. Dave was also named one of Orlando’s “100 Most Influential People” by The Orlando Business Journal.
As a testimony to its successful company history, Restaurant Partners was named to Inc. Magazine’s “500 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America” on two separate occasions.