In June 2011 Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin tapped Robert R. “Bobby” Domenick III, just 26 at the time, to helm the Vetri Family’s flagship restaurant, Vetri. In addition to overseeing restaurant operations, Domenick as General Manager is charged with selecting and buying wines for Vetri’s extensive wine cellar, working with Chef de Cuisine Adam Leonti to develop wine pairings for Vetri’s world-renowned, one-of-a-kind seasonal tasting menu, and managing the rustic northern-Italian eatery’s James Beard Award-nominated staff.
Domenick graduated summa cum laude from the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College with a B.S. in Hospitality Management in the spring of 2008. Beginning his career in the hospitality industry at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia in September 2005, he later worked as a server at Cherry Hill’s noted French-inspired eatery La Campagne in November 2006, quickly becoming manager in July 2007.
In July 2009, Domenick began his career with the Vetri Family as a host at the organization’s mainstay powerhouse on North Broad Street, Osteria. He also spent time as a server at Vetri before being promoted to Sommelier and returning to Osteria in August 2010.
As part of Domenick’s ever-increasing passion for food and wine, he has traveled extensively in Italy and France exploring the top wine regions Champagne and Piedmont.
Domenick, 28, was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware and Mount Laurel, New Jersey. He currently resides in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood of Philadelphia.