Vince Palermo is the general manager at Vinings' beloved Canoe Restaurant. He is involved in all aspects of Canoe’s smooth-running operation. Orchestrating the day-to-day tasks is not an easy job, but one Vince rises to with grace and ease. Vincent has developed a well-trained, approachable staff. “The kind of people that work at Canoe can be summed up in one word: Extraordinary. We ask our people to work harder than they’ve ever worked before. We ask them to be more committed, more dedicated and more on top of their game than they’ve ever had to be. They manage to come in here and do it – day after day after day.”
What does Vincent love most about Canoe? “It feels comfortable - like you’re going to a friend’s house to eat. There’s a familiarity with the guests and the staff, as well as a genuine warmth and hospitality that really makes people feel special when they come here.”
We asked Vince about the challenges during the past year.
"I have been continually reminded why I love the hospitality industry. Authentic connection to our guests inspires me every day, and our staff has always gone above and beyond to create meaningful and long-lasting memories for our guests. Every person in the building plays an integral role, and no one is taken for granted in creating that synergy and teamwork. We are energized to welcome guests back to Canoe and I feel very fortunate to lead our team as we challenge ourselves to be the best dining destination in Atlanta."
Alongside Vince, Executive Chef Matthew Basford delivers high-end seasonal cuisine prepared with the finest ingredients and innovative techniques. Canoe offers over 300 quality selections, 40 available by the glass. Cheers!