Three life-long friends started Aioli Gourmet Burgers and Catering with one thing in mind: to serve quality food to our home-town 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

Director of Sales and Marketing

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!

Karen Schwirian

General Manager 32nd street.

Karen Schwirian grew up in New Jersey and traveled around the country working in fine dining restaurants and 4 diamond hotels. She worked with Phoenix Children Hospital and the Paradise valley School district while her boys were growing up. Once they graduated Shadow Mountain High School, she joined in the opening of Aioli Gourmet Burgers brick and mortar restaurant which was just down the street! She was so excited to be a part of a “mom and pop” restaurant in the “Sheaborhood”. She is immensely proud of the amazing evolution she has seen. You can find Karen caring for her guests as if they were her friends and family at the 32nd street and shea location.

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

Sales & Marketing Manager

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.

Cody Van Liew

General Manager 7th Street and Bell Road

Cody has been working in a variety of restaurants for the past 14 years, ranging from dive bars to the Four Seasons Hotel in Scottsdale. He is still somewhat new to working on the Front of House side of restaurants, but his kitchen experience gives him a better perspective when interacting with our guests from the kitchens point of view and he knows the best recommendations! He has truly begun to enjoy the social part of being the Manager at this restaurant because he loves seeing everyone's happy faces as they get to enjoy our delicious burgers. Food is his passion and it's his pleasure to share that with you and have you as our guest here at Aioli Gourmet Burgers on 7th street and bell road.

Tasso Annos

Social Media Marketing Manager

Tasso Annos grew up here in Phoenix, Arizona, and even graduated from Arizona State University. Tasso grew up with families who started their restaurants when they first moved out here to Arizona, so local cuisine has a special place in his heart. He is super excited to grow his skill level through social media marketing while helping this business further grow in the social media space. Outside of work, he loves cheering for every Arizona sports team, watching movies, and exploring the city for new and exciting things to do with his friends.

Sean Martin

District Manager

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

Sou 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.


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) 526-5493


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