ABOUT

We at Rose City Catering are committed to offering superior service, exceptional value, and the freshest ingredients to all of our clients. We work to operate our business in a way that supports the health and happiness of our community, clients and employees. We provide tailored catering solutions for your event while keeping your budget in mind.

Our uniqueness of taking each event in an intimate approach is what distinguishes us from the rest. Because we believe in value, we never book multiple events. We only do one event at a time, making each and every event our top priority and giving each customer our complete attention and care.

We fully believe that a company is only as good as the promises that it keeps.

BLAIR SALISBURY
General Partner
Restaurant Management Group, LLC

 

Blair began his career in the family restaurant business working in the kitchen at El Cholo on Western Ave and bussing tables at El Cholo La Habra in 1974.

After a one year stint racing cars in 1977 Blair re-entered the family business as a line cook at The Cat and Custard Cup in La Habra. In 1979 under the tutelage of Hans Prager at the Ritz Restaurant in Newport Beach he completed a 14 month chef apprentice program. Returning to the family business he was promoted to General Manager of The Cat & Custard Cup.

In 1983, Blair was promoted to the General Manager of the second family restaurant, Cafe El Cholo in La Habra.

In 1989, he became the General Manager of the original El Cholo on Western Ave until 1994 when he was promoted to Director of Operations of the family business. Blair was then directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of El Cholo Los Angeles, Café El Cholo, and El Cholo at Terminal 5 at LAX.

In 1997 he oversaw the opening of the fourth El Cholo located in the beach community of Santa Monica. Blair was responsible for raising the capital, developing the design concept and hiring and training the entire staff. Within two years of opening, the Santa Monica location was the number one in annual volume in the family chain.

Blair reached an agreement in 1999 with Restaurant Business Inc. to license the El Cholo name. This agreement lead to the October 2000 opening of El Cholo Pasadena on Fair Oaks.

In November 2004 Blair and partner Diego Fernandez created and opened Dona Rosa Bakery and Taqueria in Pasadena. An innovative fast-casual concept offering Tacos, Burritos, Pan Dulce, and Tortas.

In 2010, Blair and Diego reached an agreement with the Paseo Mall on Colorado to move El Cholo . The new El Cholo offers over 400 seats with three outside patios, and two full service bars.

DIEGO FERNANDEZ
Operating Partner
Restaurant Management Group, LLC

 

Diego was born in the state of Michoacán, Mexico in 1963 and migrated to Los Angeles in 1970 and began working for El Cholo in Orange, California at the age of 18. Diego started his career in the kitchen and slowly worked his way up to busboy, server and Captain of Servers, where he developed and implemented a new serving system that is used in all El Cholo restaurants today. The Salisbury Family immediately noticed the commitment young Diego possessed and promoted him to the position of Assistant Manager at its La Habra Restaurant.

In 1992, Diego’s success in the restaurant business led to another promotion within the Salisbury family as the manager for El Cholo’s sister restaurant Margarita Ryans. This was a restaurant and a sports bar partnership with baseball hall of fame pitcher Nolan Ryan. As a reward for his efforts and commitment, he was given ownership in the business and became a partner as well.

Diego returned to the original El Cholo in Los Angeles in 1994 as a manager and created a shipping system for the restaurant’s world famous green tamales. In 2000, Diego was once again asked to be involved with the new El Cholo project. This time the location was Pasadena and working side by side with Blair Salisbury.

Since then, Diego is a partner in all concepts created by RMG. He has been responsible for opening El Cholo Pasadena, Doña Rosa Bakery & Taqueria Pasadena and now Rose City Catering, all since October 2000.