OUR PEOPLE

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Toni Calderone

President & CEO

Through her humble beginnings at McDonald's while growing up in Florida, Toni has always found a home in the hospitality industry. And it's in her blood too- her grandfather is responsible for bringing the first pizza shop to York County. 

Toni is known for her sassiness, sense of family and community, and her passion for York City.

 

Tony Calderone

Vice president

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Dave Clarke

Executive chef

Chef Dave Clarke was born and raised in upstate New York. Dave left New York to attend college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Culinary Institute of America. When he finished his schooling, he became Executive Chef of The Blue Parrot in Gettysburg, PA. Dave then moved into Philadelphia, PA to pursue his passion in the city. He has worked at numerous restaurants in Philadelphia, honing his skills in Regional Italian cuisine. His Executive Sous Chef contributions to the James Beard Award winning Vetri Osteria and art of fish butchery at Stephen Starr's Morimoto are just a few of his many accomplishments during his time spent in Philly. Dave has moved back to Central PA to cultivate the York County food culture.

Allison Witherow

Chief marketing officer

Allison is deeply rooted in the York community having owned The Susquehanna Photographic, a photography business in York, for 8 years before getting into the hospitality industry. Allison has been behind several community initiatives over the years including the "I Love York City" brand and Foodstruck.

She is known for her "sarcasm laced sweetness," and her sense of style.  

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Heather Welsh

Chief financial officer

Heather is a magician with numbers and has over 25 years of financial experience as the bookkeeper and financial consultant for many businesses small and large. But that's not all- Heather also boasts 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry making patrons happy everywhere from Mudhook Brewing to Rockfish Public House and Taste Test.

As if that isn't enough, Heather is a great mom to three and also to everyone she meets. She's known for her caring nature and thoughtfulness. 

 

Bryan Busch

director of operations

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Anna Sweppenheiser

project manager, marketing

Anna is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania. She started as an intern at the Taste Test Restaurant Incubator and moved on up. 

She is known for her lightning speed and fierce motivation to get things done.

 

Mandy Schriver

Catering & events director

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Jacob Dopp

Regional General manager

Nick DiPrizito

Executive sous chef

 
 

Bradley Thompson

Catering/Commisary Chef