Our mission is delivering better guest experiences
Gary Rack Restaurant Group, founded by entrepreneur Gary Rack, delivers complete management and operations services in South Florida with a three-restaurant track record thus far, continuously evolving into a more dynamic organization. We work with clients who share our dedication to creating spectacular guest experiences with the perfect blend of amazing food and a fun atmosphere. And, we do it with the help of our expert executive chef, Demetrio Zavala.
Forward-thinking diners will love our restaurants’ modern take on traditional dishes, and our staff members are trained extensively in providing the best experiences possible for guests. We ensure our values are instilled in every team so diners get consistent high-end service in a laid-back environment.
Meet The Team
Founder & Owner
Gary Rack is a self-made entrepreneur who lives life to the fullest. He is a true family man, building his restaurants and management group with family values in mind. He believes in putting quality time with family and friends first, alongside some amazing food and wine.
Gary treats his staff like they’re part of the family. He says, “There is no greater reward than to watch your employees succeed to the point where you’ve bettered their lives, their financial ability, and their quality of living. We believe in coaching and training employees to understand that hard work, dedication, integrity, and honesty will lead them down the road of financial success, freedom, and stability within our company.”
Gary created Gary Rack Restaurant Management Group so he could share his love of food and combine it with an exceptional dining culture. He opened FarmHouse Boca and Racks Fish House + Oyster Bar, followed by FarmHouse Delray, with the help of a renowned executive chef who aligned with Gary’s vision for a better guest experience. Neighborhood dining in South Florida will never be the same, as Gary has created places for all to gather and enjoy unique dishes and concepts.
Directory of Culinary
Demetrio Zavala joins the Gary Rack Restaurant Management Group after an already successful career. He’s appeared on the Food Network numerous times, on various TV shows, and is an eight-time Chopped Champion. He started his career in Washington, D.C., and worked under several famous chefs in New York, becoming more and more interested in farm-to-table cooking. He started growing his own vegetables so he supports seasonal menus, sometimes changing them every six weeks. He has also worked at a Michelin-rated restaurant and has other high-end experience that helps him deliver uniquely delicious dishes.
Demetrio’s father was in the military, so he was born at Fort Carson army base in Colorado but grew up in Delray Beach, Florida. He now has kids and grandchildren, and he’s proud to have a son that plays football and a daughter in the military.
Director of Operations
Justin has spent more than 20 years in the food & beverage industry working to grow several concepts throughout his career. In 2017 he found his home with the Gary Rack’s Restaurant Group where he’s worked to develop a family approach to his team and guest. Working alongside Gary Rack and Chef Demetrio Zavala they have turned Rack’s Restaurants into a one of a kind dining experience for everyone to enjoy.