[Orlando, Fla] The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) recognized John Pedaggi, general manager of the Columbia Restaurant Group, as the 2019 Restaurant GM of the Year at the association’s annual Hospitality Stars of the Industry Celebration. The gala, held on Sept. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, honors men and women from around the Sunshine State for their remarkable work in the hospitality industry.
Pedaggi has worked in restaurant industry for 39 years. Since 2007, he has served as the general manager of Columbia Restaurant Group, located in St. Augustine. Before landing in St. Augustine, Pedaggi served tables and oversaw other Columbia restaurant locations throughout the state. His customer service and passion towards the industry showcases why FRLA awarded him with Restaurant GM of the Year.