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Paul Lee Paul Lee
CEO -Lee has over 40 years’ experience in the Restaurant/Hospitality industry. He has opened restaurants such as Suzie Wong’s, an upscale Chinese Restaurant, and Schezwan Kitchen, a fast casual Chinese restaurant in the Lincoln Park area. He owned a successful 17 unit Asian QSR concept called Quik Wok which he acquired from Pillsbury in 1989 in the Dallas and San Antonio market. In 2002, Hollywood Casino reached out to Paul when they were looking to open a new Asian concept which he fully executed from start to finish. Seven Fortunes became a profitable restaurant for the Casino for close to four years. MORE
Aeron Lancero Aeron Lancero
President - Originally from the Island of Guam, Lancero received secondary and collegiate on the Philippines islands, where he majored in business management. Upon returning to Guam, he worked in prestigious 4-star tourist-friendly hotels like the Hyatt, Pacific Star Hotel and the Pacific Island Club. From there, he joined the reputable Theo Davies Group and Watami U.S.A, opening restaurants in China, Japan, Hong Kong and the Micronesian Islands. MORE
Rodelio Aglibot Rodelio Aglibot
Aglibot is known the world over as “The Food Buddha” for his dedication to his heritage and menu development which inspired his television show “Food Buddha”, premiered on TLC in the summer of 2010. He has been a repeated guest on NBC’s “Today Show”, “Windy City Live”, and “Good Morning America” as well as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, Food Network’s “The Best Of”, “Your LA TV”, Style Network’s “It’s my Party”, Fox’s “Live Like a Star”, “Entertainment Tonight”, “Good Day L.A.”, “Extra” and many more! Print features include Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, CS Magazine, which named one of his ventures’, Sunda, “Best New Restaurant in 2009”, and the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune.. . MORE

Together Since 2012

The wild success of Lee, Lancero, and Aglibot’s cooperation at Sunda New Asian inspired them to create their own management company and continue their innovation. Since Intrestco LLC’s inception in 2012, the trio has embarked on three new major restaurant projects, ranging from Chicago’s Lakeshore East and River North to Mount Prospect in the suburbs, as well as consulting for a spectrum of regional and international restaurant and hospitality groups.

Their first project, Earth and Ocean, opened in early spring 2013, earned the title of Best New Restaurant from Chicago Magazine as well as glowing reviews from Crain’s Chicago, The Daily Herald, Foodable, and Chicago Top 25. In spring 2014, the opening of Yum Cha Dim Sum Parlor was heralded as the answer to the lack of quality Chinese dining in downtown Chicago by Crain’s, Dining Chicago, and the Eater Chicago. A swift follow-up to Yum Cha, Reverie opens in Late July 2014 in River North as the Intrestco’s latest synthesis between the forethought of restaurant quality food and the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere of a sports bar.

Intrestco’s consulting services have been sought out internationally to open Sesame and Me Geisha Sushi Hong Kong and Italy respectively, regionally to execute a 7-concept project with Hitcents in Kentucky, and locally in Chicago both by hotel management at the Dana Hotel and by established restaurants; Sprout, Frog and Snail, Authentico, and many more.

Lee, Lancero, and Aglibot look forward to continuing to reinvent and contribute to the vibrant nature of the Chicago and international food scene through both their own ideas and through their guidance and management of clients.



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