Who We Are
Gennaro and Michele DiMeo
As with the humble beginnings of the MONTE Restaurant Development Group of Gennaro and Lino DiMeo, Squisito Franchise Enterprises, Inc. began with the partnership of Gennaro and Michele DiMeo in
spring of 2008. Michele joined the MONTE Restaurant Development Group to streamline and assist Gennaro with the corporate and Franchise expansion of his fast-casual brand, Squisito Pizza and Pasta. With this powerful union of conceptual restaurant experience–Gennaro DiMeo, with Michele DiMeo’s franchise and executive operations / leadership experience–Squisito Franchise Enterprises inc. began.
Our old world recipes and commitment to quality and excellence are our hallmarks. We look forward to extending the Squisito Pizza and Pasta family to your neighborhood.
Mrs. DiMeo has been our Principal-Franchise Operations and President of Squisito Franchise Enterprises, INC since our inception in May 2010. Since July 2008, she has been Chief Operating Officer for MONTE Restaurant Development Group headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland. Since January 2009, she has owned and operated three Squisito Pizza and Pasta Restaurants in Maryland. From February 2006 to April 2008, she was National Strategic Sourcing Operations Manager for The Siegfried Group location in Wilmington, Delaware. From 1996 to January 2006, she was Regional Vice President/Director for L.A. Weight Loss Centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Director of Concept Development
Mr. DiMeo is the founder and creator of Squisito® fast, fresh, casual brand. Gennaro DiMeo has been our Director of Concept Development since our inception in May 2010. Since 1998, he has owned and operated several Squisito Pizza and Pasta Restaurants in Maryland. Since 2005, he has owned and operated the MONTE Restaurant Development Group, the parent company for all corporate stores, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland. From 2006 to 2016, he has owned and operated 4 Seasons Grille in Gambrills, Maryland and since 2008, Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen and Wine Bar in Annapolis, Maryland.
Marketing Coordinator / Franchisee Support
Mr. DesLauriers has been our Marketing & Advertising Coordinator / Executive Franchisee Support since our inception in May 2010. Since March 2010 he has been a operating and on-site training manager for several locations. Mr. DesLauriers has been the General Manager of the Squisito® Glen Burnie Location, Carmines’ Family Kitchen in Sterling, VA, as well as the assistant manager for Pomo Grille, Bowie, MD (All managed by MONTE RDG). Before moving to Maryland to join Squisito® he worked as a server in 2007 at O’Connor’s Restaurant and Pub of Worcester, MA, while attending college for Hospitality Management and Restaurant Management after completing a 4 year vocational program for Culinary Arts and Hospitality while attending Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Upton, MA.
Controller / AR Support
Mr. Hamilton has been employed by MONTE RDG / Squisito Franchise Enterprises, INC. since June 2013. Operating as our Accounts Receivable and Controller, his duties included compiling sales, inventory, and cost statistics for tracking purposes. He aids the District Manager and Owners in monitoring these same practices. He assists in the procurement and monitoring of pricing by suppliers and corporate consistency. Scott completes P&L statements and files state sales taxes. Previous positions included General Manager of Old Salem Tavern, Bookkeeper at Starz as well as River House Bed and Breakfast (North Carolina).
Marketing Coordinator Manager/ Executive Franchisee Support
Ms. McGrath is thrilled to join MONTE RDG / Squisito Franchise Enterprises, Inc as their new Marketing Coordinator Manager/ Executive Franchisee Support. With over ten years of restaurant experience in America and Europe she has worked every front of house position including catering and event support. Currently she is a certified Master Trainer with AllerTrain and has trained over 50 restaurants, country clubs, schools and food service facilities on the East Coast. Victoria has been working as a social media specialist and manager since 2014 for companies such as Euroadventures, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, AllerTrain, Menutrinfo and the International School of Music. In addition to content creation, blogging and social media analytical work she has had formal training in Facebook Ads and Google Adwords.