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.

Greg Calloway

Sous Chef 7th street & Bell Rd

Chef Greg is from the east coast and has been an executive chef at restaurants and hotels from Boston to D.C, Virginia and Atlanta. Landing here in Arizona he has been a corporate trainer for Buffalo Wild Wings, A Banquet chef at The Boulders as well as participating in the opening and kitchen design of many restaurants here in metropolitan Phoenix. We are super excited to have him on board at our 7th street and bell road location!

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

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.

Gina Geness

Social Media Marketing Manager

Gina Geness recently moved to Gilbert, Arizona from Water Mill, New York. She studied marketing and business at St. Joseph’s College and proceeded to work on a potato farm, which she created into an upcoming successful family fun business. With Gina’s insight to the needs of the community she is excited to be a part of another “mom and pop” business that is Aioli Gourmet Burgers. In her free time, Gina loves to hike, travel and read.

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.

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) 526-5493

ViviannaD@aioliburger.com

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