Founder / Partner
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 (Rohnert Park, CA), George Karpaty has been in the food and beverage industry for 40 years. His parents owned various restaurants located in San Francisco and the Bay Area and George learned the many aspects of the family business. George attended and completed 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 Hobee’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. George has been married to his wife Lynda for 40 years. Has two adult children and four grandchildren.