Food & Beverage
Food & Beverage


Don Valente

Assistant Director of Catering
Don is our Assistant Director of Catering, and has been employed with Specialty Restaurants for 14 years. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, he has worked with restaurants, dinner theatres and country clubs. As a guest speaker at bridal organizations, and a member of the Million Dollar Club in 2013 & 2014, he continues to guide, execute, and give expertise that result in successful events. Don’s attention to detail has established a well respected program for both corporate and social events with an emphasis of assisting guests with ease. He shares that guiding a sales team and banquet staff keeps operations well orchestrated and fun.

Jennie Franco

Director of Catering and Special Events

With 16 years of experience in the industry, Jennie's focused expertise from sales to completion, she has proven the ability to lead and motivate high performance teams. A result driven Catering and Events Director with extensive hands on experience developing, coordinating and solidifying large-scale events, trade shows and social soirées. Jennie is recognized for consistently completing projects within time and budget constraints.

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2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607


Phone: 813-281-1943





Mon - Thur: 11am - 3pm
Fri & Sat: 11am - 3pm
Mon - Thur: 4:30pm - 10pm
Fri & Sat: 4:30pm - 11pm
Sun: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Sun: 10am - 2:30pm


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About Specialty Restaurants Corporation (SRC)

SRC, founded in 1958 by World War II Army Aircorp veteran, David C. Tallichet Jr., has been an industry leader for more than 50 years with a portfolio of 21 award-winning restaurants throughout the United States, including distinguished restaurants such as Orange Hill in Orange County, Castaway in Burbank, Proud Bird in Los Angeles, Rusty Pelican in Miami, Florida, Whiskey Joes in Tampa, Florida and countless others. All of SRC’s restaurants are in beautifully appointed locations that offer breathtaking panoramic views of city skylines, waterfronts or airports. Renowned for their extensive special events capabilities, the SRC portfolio also includes Specialty Events and SRC Event Group featuring on and off-site event production, coordination and design services. Specialty Events is a full-service event planning service for the SRC restaurants providing flawless, unforgettable celebrations from an intimate casual dinner for two to a corporate retreat or an elegant dream wedding. For more information visit, or

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