Derek came to ZHG with over 10 years of experience throughout the hospitality industry, in both entry level and management positions. Derek, along with Executive Chef Rachael Flood, manage the food and beverage operations at the Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners, one of Zilli Hospitality Groups exclusive properties. Outside of work, Derek spends a sizeable amount of time playing, writing, and producing music. He’s also interested in real estate and has a passion for aviation and space. He’s hoping to acquire his private pilot license in the near future.