At Goodnight Hospitality, we cultivate the creative landscape for unique intersections of people and place that celebrate mastery and honor authenticity. Driven by a commitment to excellence, the enjoyment of life and service to others, Goodnight Hospitality imagines places where purpose and passion elevate the guest experience.
So when you sit down at our table, whether it is candlelit or beneath the light of a neon moon, rest assured that above all else you’ll feel welcome in our home.
Master Sommelier David Keck discovered his love for wine while pursuing a career — and traveling the world — as an opera singer.
David passed his Master Sommelier exam in 2016, making him the 149th American Master Sommelier and the 233rd in the world. Shortly after, David co-founded Goodnight Hospitality in Houston. His first project, the honky-tonk Goodnight Charlie’s, opened at the end of 2017, and several more projects are planned for 2018.
Previously, David ran Camerata at Paulie’s wine bar for three years, which rose to national acclaim under his leadership.
David was named one of Food & Wine’s Sommeliers of the Year in 2016. He has a Master of Music Degree from Rice University, an undergraduate degree in English from Columbia University and attended Juilliard for opera performance.
Felipe Riccio, a native of Mexico, grew up in coastal Veracruz and moved to Houston as a teenager. He comes from a long line of immigrants—his mother is of Spanish heritage, and his father is from Naples, Italy. Felipe began working in the culinary scene in high school and began his career with Frederic Perrier at Aura. He spent nearly four years at REEF and worked his way to executive sous chef. Later, after being on the opening team at The Pass & Provisions, he opened Camerata wine bar under the mentorship of Master Sommelier David Keck. While at Camerata, Felipe achieved his Sommelier Certification under The Court of Master Sommeliers, was named an Eater Young Gun in 2014, produced dinners around the city with MangiaMaccheroni and married fellow Camerata sommelier Hayley Riccio.
In 2016, Felipe and Hayley moved to Milan, Italy, where he staged at Carlo e Camilla and Erba Brusca. He then moved to Modena for a three month stage at Osteria Francescana under Massimo Bottura. Later, Felipe moved to Basque Country to travel and stage at Azurmendi. He left Europe for a month-long stage in New York under Dan Barber at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in August 2017. Upon returning to Italy, Felipe went to the Dolomites to stage at 1-Michelin starred AGA. Before returning to Houston to join David Keck as executive chef at Goodnight Hospitality, he traveled throughout Italy and the Mediterranean exploring his roots and discovering the bounty of the region.
Peter McCarthy’s interest in the restaurant industry began in New Orleans. He attended college at Tulane and spent his free time sampling the city’s authentic regional cuisine. During graduate school at the University of Chicago, he watched Chicago grow into one of the country’s premier culinary destinations and knew he wanted to apply his business and legal background to a career in hospitality. After moving to Houston and meeting David Keck, Peter knew he had found the right partner to do just that.
For the past several years, Peter has focused his career on private equity, venture capital and real estate development. Goodnight Charlie’s is his first hospitality venture in the Houston metropolitan area.