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MEET THE TEAM

The Team

Our team is here to make your event an absolute success. Whether it comes to a wedding, corporate event or even a simple drop off catering we want to make your experience the best it can be. We take care of you from start to finish.  Learn more about the team behind protein and poke below!

MEET OUR TEAM

Tommy D’Ambrosio

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 a new restaurant 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.

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!

Paola Valenza

Administrative Assistant

Paola is our Administrative Assistant.. Her position encompasses everything from human resources to accounts payable. She personally makes sure that each client’s expectations have been met as well as our employees. 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.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND US

You can find us all over the valley. Our truck and trailer are out weekly servicing the hungry patrons all over Arizona. Below are some of the places that we service!

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