MEET THE TEAM
JOHN ANTHONY DEVIVO started his culinary adventure at Wendy’s at the ripe age of 15. He started in fast food and with a strong work ethic and his ever present dedicated heart, John quickly moved into management. After high school, while still working, he entered into the El Centro culinary program. As he grew, in the art of the culinary world, he was able to establish many strong relationships with wonderful mentors, to whom he is grateful. John has worked for top Fortune 500 companies like The Cheesecake Factory gaining in depth knowledge of food and operations. John’s commitment to excellence and his stellar level of integrity pushed him quickly to the top of the career ladder, finishing his corporate career as an Executive Kitchen Manager. After working in the corporate world for over 20 years, John has decided to take on a new challenge and go into business for himself. Surrounded by family and long time friends he is excited and humbled to be able to serve his local community. John hopes to give his passion for service, and love that he puts into his food as his gift to you.
LINDSAY DEVIVO started her restaurant carrier as a teenager. Her passion for excellence and hard work took her to new levels moving up the corporate ladder into management. After meeting John, and falling in love, she left her carrier as a business manager for The Cheesecake Factory to take care of her family, and raise her children. Because of her love of food, and the business, she took a small break from her full time motherly duties to open DeVivo Brothers Eatery with John and Ralph. Lindsay developed our bakery and its systems. She led staff with the highest expectations for service and quality until their second son was born. She then once again stepped out of operations to take care of her family.
RALPH JOSEPH DEVIVO entered into the work force at the age of 14 because both of his brothers were working and he wanted to join in the fun. He began his career as a salad cook and with dedication and pride he moved quickly into management. Ralph has a gift of being consistent in all aspects of his life, that gift has brought him many rewards career wise. That consistency with which Ralph operates also flows into his relationships. Of Ralph’s many talents, building trusted relationships and serving people are among the top. With commitment and dedication he worked his way to the top of the corporate ladder. Ralph educated himself in specific areas, like learning spanish, that would further his relationships. After many years working in the corporate industry, Ralph decided to go into business for himself. With his dedication to service and his love of people he looks forward to serving the community partnering with his brothers once again.
MELISSA DEVIVO’s true love is her husband and sons. She spent most of her carrier in the medical field. Her experience in providing service in a local family owned dentist office really helped with her new venture into the restaurant business. Melissa runs shifts leading the staff to provide the best possible service to our guests. When Melissa is not at the Eatery she still works in the local dentist office as well as taking care of her family.