the tao group

A Foot in the Door


Hoping to take a bite out of the restaurant industry? You’re going to have to get your hands dirty.

Bill Bonbrest is Chief Operating Officer for the Tao group. They own more than twenty restaurants and night clubs in New York, Las Vegas and Sydney. He says the restaurant industry is heating up with millions of tourists starting to travel again. But he says the industry isn’t serving up success for everyone, plus it’s hard to get your foot in the door. Bonbrest says he started working in a dishwasher at the age of fourteen and worked his way up from there.

“Like any other industry if you want to be the best you have to have a passion for it and if you can figure out how to have a lot of fun doing it then it’s not really work.”  read more »

The Tao Group


The economy is turning around and the entertainment industry is eating it up.

Bill Bonbrest is COO for the Tao group. The restaurant and nightlife company operates more than 20 locations in New York, Las Vegas and Sydney. He says 55 million tourists are expected to come through New York this year alone.

“We have to pay attention to delivering the best guest experience we can but that’s true in any industry, you have to be the best at what you do and we come at it with a lot of passion to do our best.”

Bonbrest says one of the things helping the industry is the growing relationship between hotels and food and beverage operators. He says these days’ people aren’t just booking a hotel for the room.  read more »