Zatisi Group

Our team

Sanjiv Suri

Sanjiv Suri

Founding President of Zátiší Group

When I first came to Prague in the early 1990’s, I was enchanted. However, I quickly realized that the field of catering and culinary arts was still an uncharted territory. I decided to change that and opened my first place, V Zátiší wine bar. Since then, the business has grown and prospered, and the Czech Republic has become my home. My four children, Virat, Jacqueline, Shaan and Jasmine are the greatest source of happiness in my life.

P +420 277 000 109 E sanjiv.suri@zatisigroup.cz
Dana Krautstenglová

Dana Krautstenglová

Co-owner and Member of the Board

It was crazy to quit a good job at the age of 50 and join Mr. Suri in his uncertain enterprise. The only thing I knew about him was that he comes from India and is 31. Also, as an economist I had no experience in gastronomy until that time, but it was a challenge and so I took it up. Today, after 27 years of cooperation and building up the company, I can say that they have been the most beautiful and fulfilling years of my life.

P +420 261 174 028 E dana@zatisigroup.cz
Martina Grygar Březinová

Martina Grygar Březinová

CEO

I decided to accept the challenge of being CEO of the Zátiší Group for three reasons. First, I love good food, whether in a restaurant or when I cook for family and friends. I also enjoy working with people and I’m very excited about developing a business in which profit is used to aid the needy. Finally, in addition to philanthropy, I want to focus on socially responsible activities and help to improve the environment. I love my family and traveling to discover different cultures and cuisines.

P +420 277 000 109 E martina.brezinova@zatisigroup.cz
Pavel Štěpánek

Pavel Štěpánek

Managing director of restaurant division and The Mlýnec restaurant manager

I have been working for the Zátiší Group since 1997. Before that I worked for different restaurants and also in catering. Thanks to that I gained experience, learned a lot of new things and met people that later became my close friends. What I like the best about my job are the changes at Mlýnec, which make us move forward constantly.

P +420 277 000 777 E pavel.stepanek@zatisigoup.cz
František Novák

František Novák

The Bellevue restaurant manager

Gastronomy has been part of our family for generations. After completing my studies abroad, I worked in the tourism industry, but always felt the need to return to our profession. In eight years at Bellevue, I have worked in every position, which allowed me to get an understanding of the restaurant operations. Constant progress, looking for and creating new trends, a great team and the support of a large company are the main reasons why I cannot imagine my professional life without Bellevue.

P +420 222 221 443 E frantisek.novak@zatisigroup.cz
Libor Pavlíček

Libor Pavlíček

V Zátiší restaurant manager

I think my colleagues think of me as a piece of old furniture that has been at the V Zátiší restaurant since its beginning. I started as an inexperienced waiter at the Parnas restaurant in 1993. As time passed, I managed to become a Chef de Rang (assistant headwaiter). In 1997 I was helped create a new team at the Bellevue restaurant and nowadays I can call the V Zátiší restaurant my home. I have been working here as a restaurant manager since 2001.

P +420 222 221 155 E libor.pavlicek@zatisigroup.cz
Honza Šmelhaus

Honza Šmelhaus

Managing Director Zátiší Catering

I started working for Zátiší Group during my University studies. I graduated from the Bio-medicine. I know, this has nothing to do with catering, but if someone get sick during an event, I would be ready to help:) My work is fully satisfactory to me. You may rely on the fact that the team managing and operating your event is the utmost professional and will cater to all your requests. My goal is to exceed your expectations and assure that our services result in an unforgettable experience.

P +420 605 203 580 E jan.smelhaus@zatisigroup.cz
Gian Luca Giardi

Gian Luca Giardi

Finanční analytik divize Fresh and Tasty

‘Fresh&Tasty was launched during the economic crisis, in 2008. At that time Sanjiv Suri told me not to wait until it’s over and not to cry about it, but to do just the opposite. His idea was to face it and do something that would put us ahead of the competition. And since then the business has been thriving. So, I was able to leave the position of a head chef to become the financial manager of the entire division.’ Gian Luca Giardi says.

P +420 775 018 754 E gianluca@zatisigroup.cz
Marek Šáda

Marek Šáda

Šéfkuchař

My way to Bellevue was through a number of great and inspiring stops. The last one was in Mlýnec - another restaurant of Zátiší Group. In the Czech Republic I was working in a few luxurious restaurants with some well-known master chefs before flying to New York. One of the restaurant was even awarded with the michelin star. In New York I worked as a Head Chef in one of their amazing restaurants. Then I wanted to show my cooking skills to guests here in Prague.

P +420 277 000 777 E marek.sada@zatisigroup.cz
Alena Větrovcová

Alena Větrovcová

Marketing manager

When I was asked during my job interview in 1998, “What are your positive traits?” my only answer was: “I love people and I am emphatic…” Back then, I was convinced that could not be enough. Time tells that these are the most important things for working in this field. Perhaps, thanks to the fact that Zátiší is full of people who feel the same, I still enjoy my work – even after all those years. In my free time, I usually go jogging or visit a gym, but it is a form of relaxation, not a sport.

P +420 222 221 441 E alena.vetrovcova@zatisigroup.cz
Ilona Malá

Ilona Malá

HR Director

I’ve been involved with gastronomy my whole life. My first summer job, in 1992, was at my father's restaurant in Dobříš. After studying, I worked in the HR department of a large beverage company, and now I am anchored in the Zátiší Group. I think our employees deliver the best service to our customers, so the HR team should deliver the best service to our employees. I enjoy cycling and traveling. My passion is to conquer mountains; recently I cycled under Huascarán, the tallest mountain in Peru.

P +420 602 325 908 E ilona.mala@zatisigroup.cz
Viera Hrdličková

Viera Hrdličková

Financial Director

My experience has been mainly with international telecommunication and IT companies, so gastronomy is completely new to me. I like everything the Zátiší Group does and that its employees work mainly from the heart. I'm in charge of finance, and I enjoy connecting tables and numbers to the real world. In my spare time I like to go to the cinema, because a good movie takes me into another world. But my daughter and my family are the most important part of my life.

P +420 775 013 086 E viera.hrdlickova@zatisigroup.cz