Christopher Graham

Director of Marketing • The Bartolotta Restaurants

MILWAUKEE, WI – The Bartolotta Restaurants, the premier restaurant and catering group in the Greater Milwaukee region, has made a key leadership appointment promoting Christopher Graham to the role of Director of Marketing. 

Mr. Graham’s appointment comes following several years with The Bartolotta Restaurants and a two-decade career in which he has been recognized for his continued innovations and leadership with the organization and beyond. Mr. Graham joined The Bartolotta Restaurants as Digital Marketing Manager in 2017, taking the reins of all digital marketing elements and strategies, including website, social media, and email marketing, as well as digital advertising and event ticketing. He will continue to report to Julie Raye, Chief Marketing Officer.

During his early tenure, Mr. Graham earned accolades for redesigning The Bartolotta Restaurants websites and streamlining the online user experience into one central domain. As the Company emerged from the pandemic, he assumed the role as Marketing Manager with broader responsibilities, including assisting with creative development and Bartolotta’s loyalty and gift card programs. He has also played an integral role in the reopening of the Company’s restaurants following the 2020 pandemic shutdown.

“Christopher Graham never stops evolving, and he has grown into an invaluable leader,” says The Bartolotta Restaurants Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner Keith Trafton. “He approaches each new responsibility with a hospitality mindset, and his perspective, leadership style, and innovative approach will help our marketing department achieve even greater success.”

Christopher lives with his husband and two young children in Milwaukee. They enjoy biking along the Oak Leaf Trail, camping at Wisconsin state parks, and having a night out in between kids-focused activities.

About The Bartolotta Restaurants

The Bartolotta Restaurants is a nationally recognized restaurant and catering organization co-founded by four-time nominated and two-time James Beard Award-winning Chef Paul Bartolotta and his late brother, Joe Bartolotta. Since the opening of its flagship restaurant, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993, The Bartolotta Restaurants group has grown to become the premier culinary brand in the Greater Milwaukee region, offering first-class service and cuisine across a portfolio of 17 one-of-a-kind restaurants and catering facilities, including fine dining, upscale casual, upscale food hall, and quick- casual concepts. More information can be found at

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