Austrian-born food and wine aficionado Georg Salzner joined Castello di Amorosa as president in 2008.
At the young age of 16, the legal drinking age in Austria, Salzner developed a passion for food and wine which led him to an extensive career in wine and food management.
Prior to joining Castello di Amorosa, Salzner spent five years as Banquet Manager, Sommelier and Wine Buyer at the famous, Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. He furthered his career at Jefferson Hotel as their Food and Beverage Manager and, in 1995, he returned to his native Austria to continue his career as Food and Beverage Manager for the Vienna Hilton.
In 1997, Salzner expanded his experience as Director of Public Gastronomies with the United Kingdom-based and food giant Compass Group in Austria where he managed 280 employees in the country’s largest conference center and in other Compass Group venues such as stadiums, museums, airports and fine dining. Part of Salzner’s responsibilities included the management of e-Catering; one of Austria’s largest caterers.