Apogee Awards Honorees: Jason Savino
Meet Jason Savino of Potions in Motion, an honoree in the Hospitality category at the 2020 Apogee Awards
Jason Savino is the founder and CEO of Potions in Motion, Florida’s premier full-service gourmet catering and events company. Averaging up to 35 events weekly during peak season, Savino and his team of 65 can service up to 3,000-person gatherings, making him the gourmet caterer to elite and celebrity events.
Fun fact: I owned a cleaning company on Long Island for 11 years (1992-2004) which was called Dr. Detail. It became the largest mobile boat and yacht cleaning company in New York.
What is your favorite South Florida dining destination? I really enjoy NYY Steak inside the Coconut Creek Casino.
What do you like to do on weekends? I love hanging out with my kids and playing tennis.
How do you unwind from a long day at work? My favorite way to unwind is to crack open a nice vintage bourbon with a large sphere ice cube and enjoy a Padron cigar in a lounge chair.
What is your favorite quote? “The early bird gets the worm!”
From whom, or what, do you draw inspiration? I draw business inspiration from Virgin Group founder Richard Branson; his story of success is one of the best.
What has been the biggest accomplishment of your career? My biggest accomplishment is having produced my two wonderful boys—they are my whole life.
What has been the most challenging moment in your career and how did you overcome it?This entire COVID situation has been the most challenging moment. However, we overcame it by evolving our business, focusing on our clients’ needs, and keeping as many of our key employees as possible still working.
What advice would you give an up and coming professional? You always need to be three steps ahead in whatever you do. Constantly look six months, one year or even two years in advance, and try to envision where the world and your company will be at that time.