ABOUT US

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OLIVER J.C. WHARTON

Founder, A Perfect Bite, Inc.

Oliver Wharton was born and raised in the culinary wonderland of Manhattan. After graduating from the esteemed Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, he worked abroad in Italy and with several of the U.K.’s finest chefs. He was a part of the critically acclaimed team at Jean-Georges in New York City that earned a coveted four-star review from The New York Times followed by a stint as general manager of the celebrated Vong restaurant in London. Wharton was then tapped for the Director of Restaurant Operations position at Michael Mina’s Aqua Development Corporation, where he oversaw the launch and execution of several new concepts in California and Las Vegas.

Wharton established A Perfect Bite, Inc., a restaurant management company, in 2002 with a clientele that included MGM, St. Regis, Marriott International, and Mina Group. He followed with a consulting position for The Light Group in 2004, directing the conceptual development of some of Las Vegas’ most popular dining destinations, and has been sought out by some of the world’s most renowned chefs including Michael Mina and José Andrés.

Wharton is currently collaborating with San Francisco-based chef Chris Cosentino; following their successful debut of Cockscomb restaurant, the duo recently embarked on a dynamic period of growth with new projects – Las Alcobas in Napa Valley and the Duniway Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Additionally, Wharton is overseeing new development and implementation of restaurants at the landmark Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas to include David Chang’s Momofuku and Milk Bar in addition to Zuma and Los Angeles’ media darling Eggslut. Oliver’s invaluable knowledge and global background serve him well as he continues to craft compelling dining experiences in Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York and Napa Valley.

PETER CARILLO

Senior Vice President of Development

Born in Indiana, Carrillo moved around from Chicago to Southern California to Las Vegas which he has called home now for the last 22 years. After joining the Marine Corps at age 17, he eventually enrolled at University of Nevada-Las Vegas to study electrical engineering and landed a job bussing tables at Mandalay Bay’s China Grill to make ends meet—marking the beginning of his love for the hospitality industry.

He accumulated a steady stream of experience from FIX at the Bellagio to Michael Mina, Strip Steak, Yellowtail, and other prominent restaurants and chefs around the city. Some years he even commuted between Vegas and Los Angeles weekly to work simultaneously at spots like SBE’s XIV in Hollywood.

At the young age of 25, Carrillo made the jump into management by starting as a floor manager at Society Café in the Encore—later opening both Jaleo and China Poblano with Chef Jose Andres at the Cosmopolitan. In 2011, with the opening of Hyde Bellagio, Carrillo not only took on his first major nightlife role, but also moved into his first role as a general manager. After three years at Hyde, he continued with the SBE family to open Double Barrel Roadhouse in Monte Carlo, and then his final GM position a year later at the SLS’s Cleo restaurant. During this time, Carrillo also served as the casino beverage GM for the hotel.

In January of 2016, Carrillo’s longtime mentor Oliver Wharton approached him about joining the A Perfect Bite team. In addition to helping Wharton develop new concepts, Carrillo also helps run the management, operations, development and/or expansion of venues and companies within the hospitality and food & beverage industry.

PETER CARILLO

Senior Vice President of Development

Born in Indiana, Carrillo moved around from Chicago to Southern California to Las Vegas which he has called home now for the last 22 years. After joining the Marine Corps at age 17, he eventually enrolled at University of Nevada-Las Vegas to study electrical engineering and landed a job bussing tables at Mandalay Bay’s China Grill to make ends meet—marking the beginning of his love for the hospitality industry.

He accumulated a steady stream of experience from FIX at the Bellagio to Michael Mina, Strip Steak, Yellowtail, and other prominent restaurants and chefs around the city. Some years he even commuted between Vegas and Los Angeles weekly to work simultaneously at spots like SBE’s XIV in Hollywood.

At the young age of 25, Carrillo made the jump into management by starting as a floor manager at Society Café in the Encore—later opening both Jaleo and China Poblano with Chef Jose Andres at the Cosmopolitan. In 2011, with the opening of Hyde Bellagio, Carrillo not only took on his first major nightlife role, but also moved into his first role as a general manager. After three years at Hyde, he continued with the SBE family to open Double Barrel Roadhouse in Monte Carlo, and then his final GM position a year later at the SLS’s Cleo restaurant. During this time, Carrillo also served as the casino beverage GM for the hotel.

In January of 2016, Carrillo’s longtime mentor Oliver Wharton approached him about joining the A Perfect Bite team. In addition to helping Wharton develop new concepts, Carrillo also helps run the management, operations, development and/or expansion of venues and companies within the hospitality and food & beverage industry.

A Perfect Bite reflects the belief that restaurants need to have a perfect mix of fun, delicious food, and authenticity.

General Information

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For general inquiries, please contact us at info@aperfectbiteinc.com

Recruitment & Placement

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For recruitment and placement opportunities,
please email your resume to Recruitment@aperfectbiteinc.com.

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