Gina LaVecchia Ragone

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Location
Cleveland, OH
School
Marquette University
Expertise
Restaurants, Food And Design Trends, Chefs, Food Entertainment
  • Gina covered the independent restaurant industry for more than 10 years as Associate and Senior Editor for Restaurant Hospitality magazine.
  • Gina reported on the National Restaurant Show for five years and served as editor of the Show Daily newspaper.
  • Gina has written about emerging restaurant, retail, and hospitality concepts, trends, and design for more than two decades.

Experience

Gina Ragone closely follows and writes about new trends in restaurants, food, and design. She has written for the publications Restaurant Hospitality, Visual Merchandising and Store Design, Hotel Design, and Hotel-Motel Management. Gina served as co-editor of the Restaurant Hospitality newsletter, "Eat Beat," which shared breaking about and for independent restaurateurs. Early in her career, Gina's "Concepts of Tomorrow" column in Restaurant Hospitality magazine identified small businessess that what would later grow to become restaurant success stories, including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Dave & Buster's, and Yard House.

Education

Gina attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her innate curiosity led to an affinity for the liberal arts and a degree in journalism.
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