Owner and chef, Sam giumarello, Jr.
Teaching himself to cook at a young age, Chef Sam dreamed that he'd someday be a restaurant owner. Fueled by his childhood passion, Sam went on to attend the Academy of Culinary Arts and graduated from the program in 1986. As Sam approaches 28 years of being a restaurant owner and chef, he continues to evolve the business, Giumarello's aesthetics and menus are ever-changing.
Chef de cuisine, greg fenski
Greg started his career in Rutherford, NJ during 1988 at Park Ave, now Cafe Matise, working under Chef Peter Loria. Then he joined the Knoll's family at The Manor and Highlawn Pavillion at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, NJ. In '94 working under Chef Steven Mellina. Greg opened a restaurant, Food for Thought, in Haddonfield, NJ followed by another location in Marlton, NJ. Eventually, those locations were sold and Greg opened a new concept, Word of Mouth, during '03 in Collingswood, NJ. Seven years later, in 2010, Greg was brought into the Nordstrom Restaurant Group where he served as their Executive Chef.
Now, living in Haddon Heights, NJ with his two children Jackson and Reese, Greg is joining Giumarello's as Chef de cuisine. With a passion for New American Cuisine, he is excited to join Chef Sam and the Giumarello's team.
We are very fortunate to have many talented locals working at Giumarello's, all of which have been carefully selected. Many of our staff members have been with us for over a decade, some longer than two decades! We have seen them marry, have children, and grandchildren. The Giumarello family is very proud to have such a fine team of people and looks forward to growing that number for years to come.