Anthony Maalouf

About the job:

What you do

As a Restaurateur, you are basically the CُEO of a restaurant which means your job is to make sure the food is good, the service is superb and the customers keep coming back. 

The tough stuff

As a Restaurateur, you will have to:

  • Find ways to maintain the loyalty of your customers
  • Innovative your service and/or menu to stay on top
  • Manage the stress of Restaurant Operations
The cool stuff

As a Restaurateur, you may get to:

  • Eat whenever you want! (JK)
  • Become successful and well-known in the Food & Beverage Industry
  • Make your customers satisfied and happy
Typical work hours
  • 40-50 hours per week
  • 30-40% nights and weekends

As a restaurateur, you work when people want to go out and eat. So you will spend a lot of nights, weekends, and even holidays away from home. But as you expand, you can hire other managers who do the hard work!

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Economics/Business
Best high school track(s)
  • Economics/Sociology
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Originality
  • Fluency of ideas
  • Good With Numbers
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • In most cases, you don’t need a degree to start your career as a food service manager or restaurateur. If you want to work at a famous or upscale hotel or restaurant, you may be required to have a degree in Hospitality Management, Food Service Management, or a related field. A Bachelor’s degree or even a diploma in these fields can give you an advantage.
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

When Anthony Maalouf graduated as a Computer Scientist, people thought he was crazy to work in the food business. He didn’t listen to people mocking him, and 20 years later is he’s the successful owner of the large restaurant chain Casper & Gambini’s. Who’s laughing now?

In this Nooreed Insider Interview, he tells us how he started the business, and what it’ll take you to be a successful restaurant owner.



Anthony Maalouf, a successful entrepreneur, started out at the bottom of the business food chain wrapping sandwiches. Now Maalouf is the CEO of Ant Ventures Holding which runs several food and beverage operations in the Middle East, most notably, Casper & Gambini’s.

What has carried him through the years has not been capital, but common sense. He encourages future entrepreneurs to have confidence in their dreams.