Meet the Team
John’s roots stem from an Italian family that immigrated to the United States in 1914. John’s father was one of the 4 million Italians that arrived on Ellis Island with his family to start a better life. His hard work and “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” attitude landed him a wonderful life, and this attitude was instilled in John Arnolfo Jr.
John first came to Fort Collins to attend CSU in 1969. After graduation he took time out to enjoy the slopes of Vail and work in the restaurant industry. Needless to say with John’s drive and love of the restaurant industry he returned to Fort Collins and bought the Silver Grill Cafe, a modest eatery with a seating capacity of 40. With the purchase of 4 additional buildings and 4 expansions, the restaurant has grown to capacity of 150 with seating for 35 on the back patio.
Over the years John has enjoyed serving the Fort Collins Community in more ways than just eggs. He has served as president of the Downtown Business Association, board member of Larimer County Mental Health, and a director on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitor Bureau.
John is dedicated to…family…friends…Fort Collins