Butler’s Pantry is pleased to announce the promotion of John Zingrich of Oakville to Vice President of Operations of. When he was 15 years old, John Zingrich, began working his way up the ladder at Butler’s Pantry. A native St. Louisan, Zingrich’s passion for the culinary industry began while working his first event at Butler’s Pantry. From there, he obtained his degree in hospitality management at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. John Zingrich’s most recent role was Director of Operations.
As VP of Operations, John will use his expertise to assist Butler’s Pantry’s sales force to conduct productive site visits, create accurate proposals, and execute flawless events. Additionally, he will play an invaluable role with back of house operations and purchasing.
“John is a great asset to our team,” said President of Butler’s Pantry, Richard Nix, Jr. “He has a passion for the culinary industry and will be instrumental in his new position, as we continue to provide guests with the most outstanding service possible.”
The most rewarding and challenging event on Zingrich’s resume was the 2008 BMW Championship at Bellerive. After months of planning and weeks of execution, Zingrich learned the true meaning of teamwork, and he anxiously awaits the next tournament.
Outside of the office, John Zingrich enjoys the St. Louis dining scene, St. Louis Sports, and watching his daughter Sydnee (now almost two years old) grow and learn.
About Butler’s Pantry
Butler’s Pantry, a second-generation business founded in 1966, provides innovative and creative catering services for corporate functions, social events, NFP galas and weddings of all sizes. Located in Lafayette Square, Palladium Saint Louis is their premier event venue, accommodating up to 400 seated or 700 standing. Bixby’s, the public restaurant located on the second floor of the Missouri History Museum, serves lunch daily and Sunday brunch. With a focus on Dining with Local Influence, Bixby’s was voted one of “America’s Best” museum restaurants by Travel + Leisure. Butler’s Pantry also operates Café Madeleine, serving French-inspired Sunday brunch in the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park, the oldest greenhouse west of the Mississippi River. The newest brand opened in spring of 2013: Piccione Pastry is the only late-night Italian pastry shop of its kind in the St. Louis area, featuring single-serve Italian desserts and rich Italian coffees. www.butlerspantry.com