For nearly 30 years, Tom Guinney has been Partner and Chief of Operations, Gastronomy, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, the parent company for The New Yorker, Market Street Grill, Market Street Oyster Bar, Market Street Broiler.
Growing from a handful of employees in 1978, the firm is now a major employer in Utah's important hospitality, convention, and tourist industry, employing more than 600 individuals in restaurants in downtown Salt Lake City, near the University, Cottonwood and at the RiverPark in South Jordan.
is also a partner in Gastronomy's real estate ventures, including the Salt Lake Hardware Building
, the Ford Motor Building and the Firestone Building.
All this involvement might lead you to think of Tom
as a native Utahn, but the fact is, he
grew up in the restaurant business in Newport Beach, California, by beginning his
restaurant career as a dishwasher when he
could barely reach the sink.
From there, it has been a long and distinguished path, and it's probably fair to conclude by saying that Tom Guinney
has served more lobster, clams, shrimp, halibut and fresh salmon than anyone else in Utah.