Testimonial: Cheryl Kempf


Cheryl Kempf, our Vice President of Real Estate, joined Villa Restaurant Group (VRG) following the acquisition of Everything Yogurt Brands in 2003. Since then, she has been an integral part of our Business Development Division; where she has worked with her team to support our corporate and franchise restaurants, as well as our real estate partners.

If you ask Cheryl what she likes most about VRG, “each day is never really the same and many times you will find yourself being included in different initiatives”; offering her the ability to present ideas and utilize her industry knowledge and skills. Cheryl believes that she has learned a great deal from those around her and took particular interest in listening and learning from their experiences.

Cheryl is the first to recognize the commitment and tenacity of the team and feels there is nothing more reassuring than seeing a deal, task, or a project get to the finish line! The VRG Culture? Cheryl describes it as unique and nimble; and, what’s exciting is in every aspect of the company you can find passion from all of our Team Members, which makes it an exciting experience for our Guests.

Adam Torine, Executive Vice President of Development says that “Cheryl has been a superstar since the day she started with Villa 18 years ago---"her work ethic, integrity, representation of the company and the results she delivers are impossible to even quantify. We are extremely fortunate to have Cheryl. and appreciate everything she has done on behalf of the Development team and the entire VRG organization.”

Cheryl’s advice to a new Team Member, “be passionate, build good habits, and always listen and learn.”

Thank you, Cheryl, for all of your contributions. We are so proud to have you on our Villa team!