Genton Cockrum Partners

Francis Castagnetti

Director, Hospitality

Responsible for hospitality including food, beverage and entertainment for Genton Cockrum including managing food halls, restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream shops and urban markets that also include Italian food, pizza and sandwiches. He also owns a seasonal market on Cape Cod in Massachusetts with his brother David as well as Castagnetti Brothers Hospitality. Genton Cockrum and Castagnetti Brothers formed Palio Hospitality with Castagnetti Brothers acting as Operating Partners and Owners.

Prior to Genton Cockrum, F. Castagnetti worked for ten years as General Manager of UNION Pasadena, designated a Michelin Plate restaurant. He also simultaneously managed the ongoing operations of adjacent UStreet Pizza as General Manager in addition to acting as Operations Manager and Entertainment/Events Manager for Irish Pub Tom Bergins in Los Angeles.

Previously, F. Castagnetti acted as General Manager at Firefly in Studio City. In addition, he is actively involved in the Los Angeles music scene as drummer in chef-led cover band Fois Grock.