Trendsetter to Know: Cristina Maggiore, Wife, Mom & Business Owner at The Maggiore Group

Name: Cristina Maggiore

Facebook: @Maggiore007

Instagram: @Maggiore007


Age: 45

Title: Wife, Mom, Business owner

Married/Single: Married

Kids: Giuliana 23, Tomaso 20 and Melina 17 

City you live in: Scottsdale, AZ

A typical day in my life includes…  A typical day in my life is mornings at The Maggiore Group office working on all our new location projects. Then, I get to dive into financials and finish the day with Joey for dinner at one our locations.

I was born… in San Diego, CA.

My favorite thing about Arizona…  its beautiful weather.

I’m listening to… My team, what we can do to be better and help make them be successful.

My family… My family is my world.  

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… It would be with my father-in-law, Tomaso Maggiore.

One thing I cannot live without… my husband and my kids.

When I was younger, I wanted to be… a psychologist.

I’m inspired by… My business partner Flora Tersigni. To hear all the stories of what she has accomplished. She truly inspires me to do the same. Every successful business need a good foundation and she is ours at The Maggiore Group.   

The one person who motivates me is… Chef Joey (my hubby). He is the one person who motivates me every day.  We are a team, and we work hard together whether it be designing, opening or running a location. We love what we do. It’s our life.   

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… every child would have a safe place and always have food to eat.

The perfect day would be… Perfect day for me is a Sunday Family dinner with my kids.

My first job was… was a Pharmacy Technician in the day and a hostess at night with Chef Joey in Coronado, CA. 

My favorite escape…Las Vegas is our favorite quick escape.

My life… I have a crazy life, never a dull moment whether it be kids or business. My 26 years in the restaurant industry has taught me to think fast, always have a solution, not a problem and to make changes when needed.  

I’m currently working on… Designing several out-of-state locations with Hash Kitchen and The Sicilian Butcher along with in-state new Chef Joey Concepts including The Rosticceria, Italiano, The Mexicano and Il Masseto’s. 

Always… Working on what’s next.

Never… doing nothing.

Favorite Quote… ”One cannot think well, love well, if one has not dined well.” – Chef Tomaso Maggiore 

Biggest Dream… to move to Italy for a year with Joey and experience the true Italian way of life.   

My Pet Peeve(s)… walking into a restaurant and hearing staff talk about personal things.

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