ABOUT OUR TEAM

HOW IT ALL STARTED

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.

MEET OUR TEAM

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!

Paola Valenza

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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.

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

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!

Rachel Hollingsworth

Multi-Unit Kitchen Manager

As a young heart, grasping mind in the ever growing food industry, it’s always been an ambition of Rachels to strive for the best for herself and those around her. Being a part of Aioli has given her the opportunity to do just that and much more. Adapting to numerous concepts allowed her to proudly engage all across the state of Arizona in countless ways. She discovered a true passion in bringing joy in the art of food, beyond the diverse tastes to a wide spread audience. She is excited to work with the team to be the best they can be.

Sonoma Sanders

Digital Marketing Specialist

Sonoma is a California native who moved to Phoenix in 2021. She graduated with a degree in photography and has always had a passion for creating visual content. The food industry is always so exciting and never boring which is what she enjoys. Her photography background is going to bring a fresh new take to the social media pages. Outside of work she enjoys being around friends and trying unique sour beers!

WHERE YOU CAN FIND US

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.

GET IN TOUCH!

AIOLI RESTAURANT

10652 N 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85028

(602) 971-5555

HOURS OF OPERATION

Sun – Thurs 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Fri – Sat 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

CATERING TRUCK & BOOKINGS

(602) 848-8823

ViviannaD@aioliburger.com

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