I recently worked with a local kick ass influencer, Jenin Paradise and an amazing restaurant in Naperville, Invicto. I love working with this girl and with local businesses to promote their amazing food, products + of course, ambiance. I get to meet some great people, shoot fun stuff, and learn more about our wonderful local community. Check out some of this fun, on location session and go check them out ASAP. Everyday that goes by you are missing out on some delicious authentic food and an overall fun experience ….. so make it a date!
Look at this food! It tastes even better than it looks!
One Two Feeds is another reason I love this restaurant. If you don’t know about this organization, you need to! Read up here for the back story about how it got started + what wonderful things they are doing around the globe! + while you are at it…check out the US founders! You may even see a couple of them at Invicto while you are there.
David Sloan(see David below)
David Sloan is the former CEO of Naf Naf Grill, Co-Founder of INVICTO, and the Managing Partner at Venture Kitchen. Under his leadership, David grew Naf Naf Grill from 1 to 38 restaurants in 7 years when he exited. David was ranked in Nation’s Restaurant News “Power 50” as one the leading restaurateurs in America and led the company to win Nation’s Restaurant News Hottest Concept Award. David graduated from Austin Peay University and has his MBA from Loyola University Chicago.
Franklin Wiener is the Co-Founder of INVICTO, Partner at Blackwood BBQ, and Partner at Venture Kitchen. Previously as the COO of Naf Naf Grill he held full accountability for unit level profitability, infrastructure, and operational excellence. He executed a strategy that successfully grew the company from 3 to 38 locations across 7 states and from 25 employees to over 700. Franklin is a graduate of Tulane University and Vanderbilt University Law School.
Patrick is Chair of Food and Beverage Practice Group at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, a firm of 400-plus lawyers with a strong national presence across several industries. Patrick is also an Adjunct Professor at Kendall College where he teaches a course on Hospitality Law, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent where teaches a legal writing course. In addition, he serves on the advisory council of the Illinois Restaurant Association.
What a fabulous group of guys + what an amazing organization to have here in the states.
I had the pleasure of meeting David and I have to say, what a wonderful guy! I won’t lie, I did not know he was a founder when I shot this and I am just in awe of his successful history and how genuinely friendly and welcoming he is. He is kind of a big deal! If you get the pleasure of meeting him you will see what I am talking about. Big hearted, welcoming + clearly an amazing humanitarian! Oh..and he makes an amazing drink!
Be sure you take a trip to enjoy the food, ambiance and the people at Invicto. You will not be sorry!