Denver Business Journal Honors Sage Restaurant Group's Peter Karpinski With 2012’s Forty Under 40 Award

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The Denver Business Journal has named Sage Restaurant Group’s co-founder and chief operating officer, Peter Karpinski, as one of its Forty Under 40 honorees for 2012.

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Sage Restaurant Group's Peter Karpinski has been awarded DBJ's Forty Under 40 Award

"It’s a privilege to have one of our own selected for the Denver Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award. Peter deserves this honor.” - Walter Isenberg, CEO of Sage Hospitality

The Denver Business Journal has named Sage Restaurant Group’s co-founder and chief operating officer, Peter Karpinski, as one of its Forty Under 40 honorees for 2012. The annual award recognizes 40 of Denver’s young, dynamic business leaders in a variety of professional fields.

More than 300 individuals vied for the honor, an increase of more than 100 over last year for this 16th annual award. Nominees were judged on their business leadership, accomplishments and community involvement.

Karpinski was recognized for his passion for creating distinct dining experiences and his commitment to improving the lives of Denver area children and young adults. His work with at-risk youth and education-focused organizations in Denver includes involvement with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Colorado, Denver Kids, Inc., Metropolitan State College of Denver, Team Sweat Equity and the Denver Active 20/30 Children’s Foundation.

Karpinski has overseen the launch of nine award-winning Sage Restaurant Group concepts in less than five years, including The Corner Office and Second Home Kitchen + Bar in Denver, Mercat a la Planxa in Chicago, IL, Urban Farmer, the Brasserie in Pittsburgh, PA, Temple in Providence, RI, and Toasted Oak Grill & Market in Novi, MI, a suburb of Detroit. All of the restaurants are adjacent to Sage Hospitality hotels and support walk-in clientele as well as catering and in-room dining experiences.

“Peter’s keen strategic vision has helped us create premium restaurants known for unique experiences, high-quality service and impressive returns,” said Walter Isenberg, CEO of Sage Hospitality. “It’s a privilege to have one of our own selected for the Denver Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award. Peter deserves this honor.”

About Sage Restaurant Group
Sage Restaurant Group, co-founded in 2005 by Peter Karpinski, creates experiences where food, drink and inspired design meet and mix. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner or lingering over drinks, these independent restaurants, adjacent to hotels deliver exceptional catering and in-room dining experiences. Wherever they are located, Sage Restaurant Group’s concepts feature a distinctive scene and a subtly infused local vibe designed to appeal to a guest who is hungry for life. SRG currently operates The Corner Office, a retro-style restaurant and bar with global comfort food and scintillating cocktails, in Denver, CO; Second Home Kitchen + Bar, offering the relaxed feel of a weekend getaway with the slick finish and fine food of an urban restaurant, in Denver, CO; Temple Downtown, a modern Mediterranean bistro in a former Masonic hall, in Providence, RI; Urban Farmer, an organic steakhouse at the Nines hotel in Portland, OR; Departure Restaurant and Lounge on the top floor of the Nines Hotel serving modern Asian cuisine; the acclaimed Mercat a la Planxa at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, listed on the Esquire “Top Restaurants List for 2008;” The Original, a Dinerant at the Courtyard by Marriott – Portland City Center, Braddock’s American Brasserie & Braddock’s Streetside Café, at the Renaissance Pittsburgh, PA and Toasted Oak Grill & Market at the Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel Novi, MI. For more information, please visit http://www.sagerestaurantgroup.com.

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