Zilli Hospitality Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary
The family-owned and operated company was founded in 1968 by Angelo and Ellen Zilli when they purchased a small Tasti-Freeze in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Five years later, Angelo remodeled the 13-stool counter and transformed the stand into Ellen's on Grandview, named after his wife. Not long after, and not without the help of their four sons—Michael, James, Robert and Stephen—the Zilli family was hard at work on this next great endeavor.
Fast forward to the present; the company, which is owned and operated by the three remaining brothers, James, Stephen and Robert, has executed over 31,000 events in the past 50 years. "We are proud to say that three generations continue to work together to make Zilli Hospitality Group an incredible, deep-rooted Milwaukee and Waukesha food industry staple," said Jim Zilli, CEO of Zilli Hospitality Group. "We are very fortunate to be blessed with an amazing team that is like family. They continue to carry on our family legacy by providing exceptional food and service in Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois."
The Zilli Hospitality Group team comprises 60 full-time employees and 150 seasonal employees. In addition, to help create jobs in the area, Zilli Hospitality Group also strongly believes in supporting its community. Over the years, they have worked with and contributed to more than 752 charities, such as: Breast Cancer Pink House, Urban Ecology, St Francis Cabrini, Prairie School, Boerner Botanical Gardens, Wisconsin Lutheran High School, and many more.
For more information and to see Zilli Hospitality Group milestones, visit: http://www.zillihospitalitygroup.com/
About Zilli Hospitality Group:
Zilli Hospitality Group (ZHG) is a Milwaukee-based hospitality and catering company that has been exceeding customers' expectations for 50 years. They are known for "the Zilli touch"—creative flair, exceptional customer service, obsessive attention to detail and the expertise that comes from working with thousands of brides and corporate clients. The signature Zilli touch is applied to every aspect of hospitality and event they execute: from weddings, receptions, corporate events, tailgates, picnics and annual meetings to contracted foodservice management and charitable fundraising events.
Zilli Hospitality Group, WISN A-list Winner for Best Caterer, Wisconsin Bride Magazine Best Caterer, Best Off-Site Caterer from Wisconsin Meeting Magazine, Best Caterer from Milwaukee Magazine, and The Knot "Best of Weddings" winner for seven consecutive years is the "go-to" caterer for the Milwaukee area. The company is part of the elite Catersource group Leading Caterers in America (LCA), has received the prestigious Midwest Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) award and was also recognized for two Catered Arts Through Innovative Experience (CATIE) awards in the categories of "Chef of the Year" and "Most Innovative Mixology."
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