George Karpaty

Founder and President

In addition to being one of the founders and operators of The BackBeat, Ruby Skye, Slide, Aura, Pizza Rock Sacramento, Dive Bar, District 30, Reunion, Pizza Rock Las Vegas, Slice House by Tony Gemignani, George Karpaty has been in the food and beverage industry for 40 years. George attended the Hotel and Restaurant Hospitality Program offered at San Francisco City College. Some of the various positions George has held includes Food and Beverage Director for The Holiday Inn in Belmont, Director of Operations and Executive Chef for ShBoom Nightclubs, Corporate Chef for Hobeeā€™s Restaurant Chain, Executive Chef for Lloyds of San Francisco, Executive Chef and Owner Operator for the critically acclaimed Gray Derby Restaurant along with numerous consulting positions with National Purchasing Associates.