Born in Poland, Rafal moved to the United States at the age of twenty-seven. It had always been his intention to work in hotels and restaurants and after finally settling in Vail Colorado he found his place starting as a busser at Larkspur Restaurant. He quickly excelled, moving up through the ranks to become the seasonal manager and eventually managing director. His passion for hospitality has been fueled by working alongside a very talented team throughout the years. In addition, he has been fortunate enough to stage in restaurants such as The Modern in New York City.
Always looking to further his knowledge of the restaurant business, he has led Larkspur into a new era of specializing in events and dining. After 13 years with the company, and two beautiful children with his wife Kasia, Rafal has enjoyed the transition to his new role, focusing on all aspects of operations while paying special attention to the financials of this new business model. He enjoys a game of volleyball with his co-workers when he’s not studying the newest trends in the restaurant and event industry.