About RBG

Our Mission

Restaurant Buying Group, GPO, strives to help independent food operators save on all aspects of their business and to utilize a group purchasing power to compete with chains.

Our Vision

To develop a trust with our members in which they will go to their RBG Professional for their business needs, questions and guidance.

Our Values

Restaurant Buying Group applies both our mission and vision statements by working with independent food operators to save on items used by an operator on a daily basis. This can include food, paper products, credit card processing, general liability, workers compensation, beverage products, grease traps, equipment and so much more. As RBG grows as a group purchasing organization, we continue to find new ways to grow the value-added segment of our company to offer the independent food operators more ways to save. We value our partnership and trust of our members and will work hand in hand with them on all their operational needs. Our team is comprised of individuals who have experience is areas surrounding the food industry and it is our goal to use these years of experience to help others develop and grow their business to be as successful as possible.

Our Team

John Castaldo

Restaurant Buying Group was started in Northern California by John Castaldo, a 40+ year veteran in multi-unit restaurant operations throughout the United States. John saw the need for smaller, independent food operators to band together to be able to get contracts for lower prices. John still operates two of his own restaurants while helping other restaurant owners like him succeed and save.

Angela Mullins

Angela Mullins, Treasurer and Secretary of RBG, serves as the liaison for RBG operations. Angela handles all of the accounting for the members. She also maintains all the pricing contracts and continues to negotiate new ones, creates our monthly newsletters, maintains the RBG website and makes sure members have the latest information from RBG’s distribution and benefit partners.

Dana Miller

Dana Miller, a former Vice President of Golden West Pancakes and restaurant owner of 35+ years, has brought his expertise and knowledge to Restaurant Buying Group since 2008. Dana has been a tremendous asset to RBG and helping members save. His passion for the food industry keeps him looking to assist members in all different ways, including new menu ideas, new products and finding many different ways to save and be more profitable. He is RBG’s senior sales representative and truly puts the customer first.

Rich Kettmann

Rich Kettmann, came to RBG after his tenure with Farmer Brothers Coffee and US Foods. With the knowledge of how the distributors operate he has been a great addition to the team. He is able to communicate what is going on behind the scenes with the distributors or manufacturers and advise on how RBG should proceed. Being in customer service for 33+ years, Rich is not shy to go above and beyond to do what is necessary to take care of his customers.

Albert Guzman

Albert Guzman has worked in the restaurant industry for over 20+ years. Albert comes to RBG with experience in the front and back of the house. He is bilingual and specializes in Hispanic restaurants. With his knowledge from working in restaurants for so long, he can’t wait to share what he has learned to help other restaurants grow and see things that otherwise may be overlooked or can even help spice up your menu with new ideas.