CORE AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR:
Philip Probert was born into the hospitality industry. He grew up in the bars his father owned and operated in the West Village, including the infamous Kenny’s Castaways on Bleeker Street, Don Hill’s and The Cutting Room. Immersed in New York City’s bars and restaurant scene at a young age, Phil found his passions come to fruition in a career and industry he grew up with. From serving tables at country clubs to producing festivals like Governors Ball in NYC, Phil has worked on all sides of the hospitality industry.
In his current role as Director of Strategic Partnerships for Craftable, Phil works directly with restaurant owners and operators to help them manage their businesses efficiently. Craftable is a fully-mobile back office restaurant management platform that handles everything from food ordering, invoice management, inventory, recipe cost management, and profitability analysis. Craftable’s clients include: Bareburger, Bartaco, Major Food Group, Ace Hotel, Kimpton Hotels, Wings Over, Barcelona Wine Bar, SBE, Bartaco, Hakkasan, Serafina, Dr. Smood, and hundreds more.
From a young age, my parents instilled within me and my siblings the importance of breaking bread— sitting down with family and sharing a meal. It was the foundation of my childhood. Which is why I’m so proud to be an ambassador at an organization that works to help struggling families in the hospitality industry not just survive, but thrive. Restaurant employees don’t always have the same safety nets as people in other industries, so when an employee with children faces a health crisis, medical diagnosis, injury, death or natural disaster, CORE is there for them. Taking care of others is incredibly important right now. In a world where the future is uncertain, I’m grateful for the opportunity to lift up those around me. I couldn’t think of a better organization to be a part of.”