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Meet Our Team

TOM COLICCHIO

Chef/Owner

Tom Colicchio spent his childhood immersed in food, cooking with his mother and grandmother.  It was his father, however, who suggested that he make a career of it. Tom taught himself to cook with the help of Jacques Pépin’s legendary illustrated manuals on French cooking, La Technique and La Méthode.  At age 17, Tom made his kitchen debut in his native town of Elizabeth, New Jersey, at Evelyn’s Seafood Restaurant.

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TOM COLICCHIO

KATIE GRIECO

Managing Partner, Operations and New Projects

Katie grew up loving to cook.  For a first grade class project she taught a Chinese cooking class, in seventh grade she developed a concept for a bed and breakfast called the Three Pines Inn. Hospitality was on her mind from an early age, but when it came time for college, Katie pursued a liberal arts education and received a degree in religion from Princeton University.

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KATIE GRIECO

LAUREN HIRSCHBERG

Director of Culinary Operations

As the child of an avid cook and part-time caterer, Lauren Hirschberg has always been around food. Growing up in Montclair, New Jersey, he paid close attention as his mother prepared meals for family and friends.  After expressing interest in learning about cooking, his mother let him help on occasion and it wasn’t long until she gave him free reign with family dinners.

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LAUREN HIRSCHBERG

GRACEANNE JORDAN

Director of Operations

A native of Western New York, Graceanne received degrees in Management and Psychology from the University of Buffalo.  She moonlighted in two of the area’s best restaurants during her studies and, from these experiences, ultimately recognized a true passion for the inner workings of the hospitality industry.

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GRACEANNE JORDAN

ROBERT GOODMAN

Director of Finance

Robert Goodman is a native New Yorker who has over 25 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. 

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ROBERT GOODMAN

Yvonne Mancini, PHR

Director of Human Resources

Yvonne Mancini joined the Craft Executive Management Team as Director of Human Resources in winter 2012. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Yvonne draws on her knowledge and skill set to oversee and manage Human Resources for the Craft restaurants nationwide.

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Yvonne Mancini, PHR