Richard Zampella’s food service career spans nearly three decades, most of them spent for fifteen years at The Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center under restaurant impressario Joseph Baum. Zampella’s career began in 1987 when he began his career as Dining Room Manager at The Oyster Bar in Grand Central under Jerome Brody and Mario Staub.Subsequently, Zampella managed Thee Oak Room and Bar at The Plaza Hotel where he caught the attention of Atif Youssef, then Vice President of Sheraton Hotels, who recruited Zampella to serve as a Food & Beverage Manager at The Essex House Hotel on Central Park South.
In 2001, Zampella parlayed his expertise to found Zampella & Company, a collaborative team of hospitality experts that consults and develops restaurant concepts in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
When not consulting or lecturing on hospitality subjects, Zampella serves as the Managing Partner of Transmultimedia, Inc., a creative services agency with offices in New York City and on Long Island which recently produced the feature length documentary, Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen. The film focuses on 20 year friendship between writer Ernest Hemingway and actor Gary Cooper. and received a Critic’s Pick from The New York Times in October of 2013. Zampella supports many non-for-profit organizations and serves as President of the Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce in Nassau County.
Richard Zampella / Restaurant consultant
Richard Zampella has over 20 years of experience in food service entertainment & marketing related fields.
Transmultimedia / Webdesign, Branding & marketing
A full service creative services company with a concentration on web development.
Intelligent analysis defines our reputation at Zampella and Company. It creates an environment where we work well with others. We collaborate on ideas and implement concise courses of action to execute solutions for the clients we work with. We believe that understanding challenges and finding straight forward narratives and designs are the key to profitable operations.
At Zampella and Company, we are design managers. We do creative and conceptual thinking. We preform the very same work for ourselves that we preform for our clients. We’ll study a problem and find a unique solution to any challenge. It is no wonder that we are film producers, because we successfully assemble the elements and implement the work.