SIEDC Member of the Month

Mark Tranchina



Mark Tranchina is Vice President of It’s Our Pleasure Hospitality Group.  It’s Our Pleasure properties include The Vanderbilt at South Beach, South Fin Grill, Deck Blu and Boardwalk Café in South Beach, Staten Island. 

In addition, It’s Our Pleasure properties include Arirang Hibachi Steakhouses in both New York and New Jersey as well as The Grand Plaza in Staten Island. It’s Our Pleasure Hospitality properties have hosted thousands of Weddings, Engagements, Birthdays and Fund raisers and other social events over the years.

Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Princeton University. After a couple years working in the construction and engineering fields, Mark joined his brother Joe when Arirang Hibachi in Brooklyn, NY was formed in 1992. For the past 18 years he has worked in the hospitality industry.


Mark has been a member of the Board of Meals on Wheels for the past 8 years. He was an ambassador for the SIEDC for 4 years before being promoted to Cabinet Member in 2009 and then to the Board of Directors in 2011.

He acts as an assistant coach for his son’s flag football team and is active in many fundraising efforts on Staten Island. Mark is also on the Board of Directors for the SI Chamber of Commerce and is also a member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

It’s Our Pleasure venues regularly participate in a number of charity efforts including The March of Dimes Annual Gourmet Gala and Meals on Wheels Carriage Ball.

Mark truly enjoys the hospitality business because the Number 1 goal is to make people happy. Outside hobbies include working out, skiing, football and reading.

Contact Information

The Vanderbilt at South Beach
300 Father Capodanno Blvd.
SI, NY 10305