The company was founded by Peter W. Kreuziger, from Austria and Karl Riedl, from Germany.
In Austria, Peter completed his apprenticeship and earned his hotel school diploma at the Park Hotel Mirabell (Sound of Music Hotel) and the Hotel School of Schloss Klessheim in Salzburg, Austria. At the age of 20, Peter came to the United States where he graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. After graduation, Peter opened and managed resorts, hotels and restaurants from Bermuda to Florida, starting his own company in 1976. Peter is president of the Bon Appétit GroupSM.
Peter is also the founding president of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Memorial Foundation. Its mission was to build a million-dollar memorial at MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida, to honor those quiet professionals who have paid the price of Special Operations Services with their lives during time of war and peace.