Two life-long friends started Aioli Gourmet Burgers and Catering with one thing in mind: To serve quality good to their hometown and become one of the best burger joints in Phoenix. Each member brought different skills to the table, allowing them to turn their life-long dream of owning a restaurant into a reality.


Tommy D’Ambrosio

Owner/Executive Chef

Chef Tommy D’Ambrosio is a graduate from the Culinary Institute of America and has over a decade of fine dining experience. He was also crowned Chopped Champion on The Food Network in January of 2019 on the episode Tacos & Tequila!

Being born and raised in Arizona, Chef Tommy was happy to come back to his hometown and start, own, and operate one of the fastest growing food truck experiences in Arizona. Chef Tommy has also lead Aioli brand into the winners’ circle of state & national competitions such as Arizona’s Burger Battle, Phoenix Devoured, and Scottsdale Culinary Classic Events.

Aioli Gourmet Burgers and Catering started with a food truck and something delicious to deliver; it has now grown into multiple food trucks, fully catered experiences, and one of the best burger joints in Phoenix located at 32nd Street & Shea in Paradise Valley!

Kyle Hollenbeck

Owner/Director of Operations

Kyle is a founding member and Director of Sales for Aioli Gourmet Burgers. Growing up with the other two partners in the Shadow Mountain area was a big reason Kyle wanted to have the first Aioli Burgers location near the school.

He will help work with you on any food truck or catering bookings, and you will see him around the restaurant as he works out of there. Kyle wants to always make sure you have the best experience when dining with us and/or having us cater your special event.

Matt Calamia

Sales and Lead Generation Manager

Matt Calamia is a Phoenix native, raised in a large Italian family and graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's degree. Matt's passion is in education but he is taking a break from that to join the Aioli Team. He enjoys working out, hanging out with the family and is a former college athlete. He is also a huge fan of the Cubs and Packers. Matt is super excited to plan your next food truck event!

Vivianna D’Ambrosio


Vivianna D’Ambrosio was born and raised in a large Italian family in Westchester, New York. She started cooking with her grand mother in the kitchen at a very young age which sparked her passion for food and cooking. After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America she worked at The Greenbrier, Americas Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia under some of the most talented chefs but she soon realized that she had a deeper passion for front of house operations. She moved to Arizona with her husband Tom D’Ambrosio and continued to work at resorts in the valley which eventually led her into event planning and sales. She is excited and eager to create your next food truck event!

Paola Valenza


Paola is the Administrative Assistant for Aioli Gourmet Burgers. Her position encompasses everything from human resources to customer service. She personally makes sure that each client’s expectations have been met with each event. She is a native New Yorker who has recently moved to Arizona to live near her daughter and son-in-law.

Brandon Johnson

Creative Director

Brandon Johnson grew up in the metro Phoenix area and has a deep passion and appreciation for the Valley of the Sun. Before coming to Aioli Burger, he spent much of his career in digital marketing and sales. From content creation, New York trade shows, to creating storyboards.
Branding, graphic art, and collaborating with local businesses has come hand in hand with his education in Media arts and his accomplished marketing and business development background.
Outside of work you can find him hiking every mountain, peak or canyon in this great state.

Sean Martin

Director of Account Development

Sean Martin was born in Connecticut and then decided to move to the Valley in 2010! Sean lives here with his beautiful wife, son, and sweet lab/pit mix pup! He has been in the food and beverage industry for 18 years and always loves the rush that the industry brings, which is why he always finds his way back in the industry. When he isn’t working in the kitchen, Sean loves to work on his golf game, grilling while enjoying a Hazy IPA, or watching James Bond.

Kris Levitan

Sous Chef

Kris Levitan was born and raised in the Valley and has been a chef for 16 years! During his time as a chef, Kris moved to New Orleans to further follow his dreams and now he’s back here to bring his passion for food back home. He loves working in the food industry because he believes that creating great food and culinary experiences is one of the most rewarding things we can do for one another. Outside of work, Kris is an acrylic-abstract painter as well as playing the saxophone and hanging out with his dog, Laika, and his cat, Dexter.

Jayson King

Sales Manager

Jayson is a Sales Manager at Aioli Burger and our family of brands. Prior to joining the sales team, his family was invested in multiple restaurants throughout the Valley. Through that time, he's built many relationships growing a better understanding of the industry. Always ready to lend a helping hand, and make your event a success!

Terri Encinas

General Manager

Meet Terri! She is an Arizona native and lover of all things food and beverage. She is excited to serve the 32nd street and Shea neighborhood!

Blake Mitchell

Assistant General Manager

Blake is our assistant general manager here at Aioli! He loves customer service and his goal is to always leave a smile with our customers - he has a genuine interest in great service! He has always been in a hands-on role from owning his own beautiful bar in Colorado, all the way to bussing tables as a kid! Blake has a huge passion for mixology and extensive knowledge of spirits and delivery of famous cocktails from all over the world for over 17 years. He has worked in various positions but mostly as a seasoned bartender all over the country's top vacation destinations, such as the High Country, Colorado, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York as well as here in Scottsdale! His hobbies include home cooking, skateboarding, snowboarding, camping, and spending time with his dogs and family!

Patricia Armenta

Administrator of Events & Ambassador of Fun

Patricia is a mom of 5 and has loved every minute of it!! Though at times she would not mind renting out a child (or a pet) for an afternoon…. This has probably been the foundation that has formed a lot of her personality in her work life. She is also an Arizona native! Patricia’s motto is, “No matter the situation, there is always a solution….always have a Plan B….or C….or D….” You can find Patricia assisting our clients and our team members on a daily basis to ensure total success. She is here to share the Aioli Family love and looks forward to making your next event memorable!


Come try one of our delicious gourmet burgers in Phoenix, the restaurant is now open! Additionally, if you would like to inquire about our catering services or have our food truck in Phoenix, AZ come to your event, please reach out to viviannad@aioliburger.com

You can also find as in any of the four locations below, click the button to read more about one of the best burger joints in Phoenix and the food trucks in each location.



10652 N 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85028

(602) 971-5555


Sun – Thurs 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Fri – Sat 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM


(602) 848-8823


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