10 Nov Meet True Grit Hospitality’s President
Curtis Peery is a proven, results-oriented leader with over 20 years of experience in restaurant management, consulting, quality management, event sales, training, marketing, and process performance.
Before starting his management career, Peery worked in nearly every position in the restaurant industry from cook to bartender in numerous restaurants including Ruby Tuesday’s, CR Chicks and Anna Maria Oyster Bar.
Throughout Curtis’s career with BB Kings, Curtis has gained extensive knowledge of opening and designing new restaurants. Curtis has had the privilege of opening the 18,000-square-foot Orlando BB King’s location in 2007 as the Operations Manager, the 10,000-square-foot BB King’s West Palm Beach Location as General Manager in 2009 and the 12,000 square-foot BB King’s Las Vegas Location As General manager in 2009. In 2011, Curtis was Promoted to Vice President of Operations for all of the BB King’s locations and oversaw the renovation of the 20,000-square-foot BB King’s Nashville location. Under Curtis’s leadership, BB King’s saw tremendous growth and improved quality.
In 2014 Curtis Peery developed the concept of Calaveras Cantina and Voodoo Bayou from the ground up. Currently reaching $16 million in revenue in 2021 and projected $25 million in 2022.