Jorge is Senior General Manager of plank, the premier entertainment/dining destination in the Bay Area, located at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA, where he is responsible for day-to-day operations. Jorge has a keen business acumen, constantly tracking consumer trends, modifying the offerings, providing a compelling guest experience and creating innovate programs to increase both transient and corporate event business. As a leader, his charismatic style and team focus have resulted in an extremely low management attrition rate, especially impressive in a very competitive market and during the pandemic.
Jorge has dedicated his career to entertainment and restaurant industry, having started as a dishwasher at age 18 at Bistro Garden, Beverly Hills, quickly promoted to supervisor after a year at their new location in Studio City and then again to Kitchen Manager at the Company’s new venue, Wizardz, at dinner/magic venue located at internationally known, Universal CityWalk.
This along with his stint at Malibu Speed Zone in City of Industry, where he created their banquet business, help propel him into the multi-offering, large box entertainment and dining business.
He started as a Kitchen Manager at the Irvine Spectrum location of GameWorks, then moved to the Ontario location, where his talents and leadership were recognized and was asked to help open multiple locations around the country. From there he was promoted to Front-of-the-House manager, F & B Director and Assistant General Manager.
Trifecta hired Jorge as Assistant General Manager in 2010 at its concept KDB, and then promoted him to General Manager of plank in 2015.