Gzim Molabeciri, Co-Owner, Executive Hospitality Consultant
With unrivaled experience from the Adriatic Coast of Montenegro to the Gulf of Mexico, Gzim Molabeciri is the Co-Owner of Amfora Mediterranean Restaurant. His thriving hospitality career spans nearly 30 years encompassing the first half in Chicago, Illinois at the Hilton. When the rare opportunity aroused for Gzim to open the Hilton’s Embassy Suites, it required a 1300-mile move to Estero, Florida where he was appointed Food and Beverage Director. He later moved to the five-star, five diamond Ritz Carlton Naples Beach Resort where he held multiple Food & Beverage positions. His exacting talents were also tapped for the Company’s elite Task Force squad, where it’s very top team members travel across the globe, assigned to lend their expertise when opening new five-star properties or to enhance its renowned Gold Standard operating procedures at existing locales needing an extra boost. His passion for hospitality excellence is what motivates him daily to accomplish the best for his guests and himself. Amfora is a direct representation of the skills and values Gzim has to offer to the restaurant and the community.
Sabir (Sam) Fici, Co-Owner
With over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Sam Fici was born in Dulcingo, Montenegro on the Adriatic coast. At the age of eight Sam moved to New York City where he lived until he graduated from High School. He spent most of his life between New York City and Europe. Sam then decided to enroll at the European College of Hospitality in Croatia. Sam worked in hotels and fine dining restaurants such as Double Tree by the Hiltons, Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse, Wolfgangs Steakhouse, Capital Grille Steakhouse just to name a few. For some, running a restaurant is a business, for Sam it is a calling of passion and a love for food, wine, and service.