Zachary & Christina Feinstein
Founded by husband and wife industry experts Zachary and Christina Feinstein in 2014, The Feinstein Group is one of the most well-respected restaurant groups in the Tampa-Bay Area including The Black Pearl and The Living Room on Main in Dunedin, Florida and introducing Iron Oak New American BBQ in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Since Zachary was a child he took to restaurants like a fish to water. With no one in his family in the industry he learned by working in almost every position one can hold in a restaurant from pizza box folder to global director. Attending The University of Central Florida's Rosen School of Hospitality Management, Zachary laid the ground work for what continues to be a fulfilling career in the industry.
Christina, a native of New York, received her MBA in Global Business Management and eventually landed in the restaurant industry where she fell in love with everything about the industry from the front to back office, not to mention the fun that’s involved! Prior to launching the Feinstein Group, Zachary and Christina managed a combined 200+ International and Regional Burger King’s where love would eventually find them. Zachary proposed to Christina one day under an Iron Oak Tree – the name of their latest restaurant creation.
Before buying their first restaurant they looked at 72 potential restaurants until they fell upon the Black Pearl in downtown Dunedin, Florida. A year later on the same date they bought the Living Room just several buildings down the road. Christina spends her time now as the brains behind the creativity and design of the Feinstein Group creations. Zachary and Christina continue to grow their vision of building a large-scale restaurant corporation focused on multiple brands while helping to enhance their communities through charitable work and donations. Their restaurants have participated in over 40 different charities in Pinellas County and have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of food to these causes!
Zachary and Christina believe in creating one of a kind life experiences, one plate at a time in both in their personal and professional lives. Everything they create is from the freshest and finest ingredients. Servers receive the highest level of training and are held to an incredibly high standard, and managers have the know-how and ability to make decisions like an owner. If you're at one of their restaurants there is a great chance you'll see them there hard at work!
Restaurant ownership can mean long hours, broken equipment and no-show staff, but It also means delicious dishes, dining-room proposals, live entertainment and the satisfaction of making a life out of serving customers and leaving them feeling satisfied. Not every couple could embark on this journey and make it work - Zachary and Christina make it work beautifully.
Staff & Associates
Director of Finance
Chef Christopher Artrip
Chief Culinary Officer
General Manager - The Living Room
Chef Jordan Keen
Chef De Cuisine - The Living Room
Chef Eusebio Rizo
Sous Chef - The Living Room
Assistant General Manager - The Living Room
General Manager - The Black Pearl
Kitchen Manager - The Living Room
Chef Christopher Armstrong
Sous Chef - The Black Pearl
General Manager - Iron Oak BBQ
Kitchen Manager - Iron Oak BBQ
Bar Manager - Iron Oak BBQ
Careers at The Feinstein Group are a life-long commitment, are you up to the challenge?
Why life long you ask? We believe a great employee deserves to be recognized, we are currently growing at an extremely rapid rate. We have several new projects on the horizon and look forward to speaking with you about the opportunities we have in store! We offer Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k, and Restaurant Dining Discounts to our Full Time Employees & Full Time Managers
We believe the Restaurant industry is a tough one, and we recognize that. Our founders have worked holidays, nights, and weekends for their entire lives. So we definitely know where you are coming from and understand what must be done to create an amazing work environment. We believe the focus of our staff is our customers, and the Focus of the company is our staff. If you are interested in a career with the company please apply at our restaurant's individual websites! The links are below!
The Living Room on Main - www.thelivingroomonmain.com
Iron Oak New American BBQ - www.ironoakbbq.com
The Black Pearl of Dunedin - www.theblackpearldunedin.com