Assistant General Manager, Restaurants, Eataly Toronto, Toronto
Stefanie Cirillo’s vision for her budding foodservice-and-hospitality career began at the age of 15 when she started working at the family-owned Cirillo’s Culinary Academy (a cooking school and event space). She first joined Ritz-Carlton Toronto in an internship position in the banquet/event operation while completing her hotel management program at George Brown College. From the start, Cirillo demonstrated extraordinary leadership, awareness and problem-solving skills. She was quickly hired into a permanent position with the hotel and has grown her career at the Ritz-Carlton over the past 10 years, excelling at every position from server to assistant food-and-beverage manager. She has extensive knowledge of restaurant products, from her WSET accreditation to her fromager certification. In fact, as of May 2021. Ritz-Carlton Toronto has been recognized as the best-ranked food-and-beverage operation amongst all its 42 Ritz-Carlton hotels in North America. Cirillo recently joined Eataly Toronto as assistant general manager to oversee multiple restaurants.