who we are?

Criniti Group is the parent company for Criniti’s Italian restaurants and Frankie’s Food Factory cafes.

Criniti’s is an award-winning operator of Italian restaurants in Australia, since 2003. Criniti’s specialise in authentic, crowd-pleasing Italian cuisine, served in a fun, family friendly environment. Currently operating nine venues at premium locations in and around Sydney and Melbourne, Criniti’s has ambitious growth plans, with an additional three restaurants due to open in Perth, Kirrawee and Brisbane by the end of 2018. Frankie’s Food Factory is a modern café concept, serving a fresh, seasonal menu in picturesque surroundings. Frankie’s currently operates one venue in Glenhaven, with the opening of a second venue planned in March 2019.

Criniti Group aims to solidify its position as a premier operator of diverse Italian cuisine and concepts.

If you want to be involved in growing the Criniti Group family with us, we encourage you to get in touch and find out more about possible opportunities.



our belief

We believe that the greatest source of joy is what happens around food at the dinner table.

Vision

To give people all over the world the opportunity to enjoy a true Criniti’s moment

purpose

Bring alive the laughter, warmth and passion of our italian family.

values

Passion, family, enjoyment, generosity, vitality.

archetypes

The lover. “you’re the only one”

our people

Our people are our success. By providing a fun, creative and dynamic environment where teamwork is essential, we all grow together.

We are committed to maintaining an inclusive workplace and promoting a diverse and equal workforce.

our leadership team

At Criniti’s, leadership is about inspiration, delegation, feedback and motivation. Our leaders should always be role models and set a good example in everything they do.

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lisa hobbs

CEO

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Joe Rahme

COO

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Neville Sender

CFO

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Frank Criniti

CCO

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Dominic Criniti

Chief Development Officer

Petra Orrenius
Petra Orrenius

Marketing Director

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Gerard (Jay) Milo

Chief Technology Officer

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Damien Brassel

Group Executive Chef

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Jillian Bright

Events Manager

our passion

Supply chain

Branding

technology

management

hospitality

our inspiration

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lisa hobbs

CEO

Leadership is a choice, not a position.

- Stephen Covey

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Joe Rahme

COO

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

- Albert Einstein

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Neville Sender

CFO

Life is like accounting, everything must be balanced.

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Frank Criniti

CCO

There’s always room for improvement! It can never be good enough!

- Frank Criniti

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Dominic Criniti

Chief Development Officer

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

- Steve Jobs

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Petra Orrenius

Marketing Director

A brand is the way a business is personified in the minds of the consumers.

- Melissa Baltan

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Gerard (Jay) Milo

CTO

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

- Arthur C Clarke

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Damien Brassel

Group Executive Chef

People who love to eat are always the best people.

- Julia Child

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Jillian Bright

Events Manager

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

- Oprah Winfrey