After graduating with a degree in political science/international relations from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Andrea began her career with Landmark, as a back server at Stone House. It was only supposed to be a summer job, but due to her impeccable guest service, she soon became a server and then became the assistant manager of the restaurant in 2011. Andrea has formed unbreakable friendships with many of the regular guests and loves meeting new people every day. She loves being a part of our guests special celebrations and making their vision become a reality; she truly feels like a memorymaker because of it.
Carissa has been working for Landmark for nearly 9 years. She started as a hostess, using this job as a way to help her pay for college. However, Carissa had found her home and career here and over time she has worked her way up to becoming an event stylist at Stone House. Her favorite part of the job is that she gets to be a part of one of the most important days of someone’s life, their wedding day. She loves that every day is different, every event is different and that she learns something new every single day.
Frank Encarnacion, during his extensive career in the Chemical Industry, at companies including Lubrizol, realized his greatest joy is working with and helping people. It was his love of people that drove him to pursue a career in the restaurant business. Frank attended the Culinary School of McMenaming Grill; at the same time was the manager of Mangos Bar Café in New York.
Although Frank first came to Stone House in 2007 through a temporary placement agency, it did not take long for his talents to be recognized. In 2008, Frank became Matre’d of the Stone House Banquet Room and has been delighting clients ever since.
Chef Jerry Villa received his formal training from the Culinary Institute of America. He has a longstanding relationship with Landmark, dating back to 1997 when he was the Banquet Chef at The Boathouse in Central Park. In addition to The Boathouse, Chef Villa also worked with us as Executive Chef at Lundy’s in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. In 2000, Chef Villa reunited with us when we opened Liberty House inside Liberty State Park, Jersey City. Jerry has also worked in conjunction with Relish Caterers and was Executive Chef at The Chart House.
As the youngest of nine children, Alex was always in the kitchen with his mom. It seemed that his fate was to be a Chef from a very early age. He went on to hone his skills at the French Culinary Institute in New York City, and from there was hired as a line Chef at Stone House at Stirling Ridge, where he was part of our opening team. Alex wanted to gain some more experience, so he left Stone House after a few years, and worked at a French bistro and then on to a trendy hotspot restaurant, both in Manhattan. A few years later Alex returned as our Sous Chef. His love of food and passion for excellence, make him a true memorymaker.