Each and every night at Honeysuckle Rose is choreographed by Ryan and Kelleanne, the husband and wife team behind several award-winning restaurants along the east coast. While the duo is no stranger to owning and operating a restaurant, they have been developing this particular concept since their first restaurant--the mill at 2t-- where the tasting menus were the star of the show. Every single day, Ryan and Kelleanne sit down with the rest of the team to plan out the following evening’s experience.
Ryan & Kelleanne Jones
Overseeing the dining room is Free Reign’s longest serving executive. Andrew Malandro is a true hospitality professional with an illustrious career spanning more than two decades and multiple continents. His accolades include a degree in Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University, time spent in executive dining at Goldman Sachs in Manhattan, Google in Seattle, WA, Director of Operations for the athlete village at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and management experience under award winning restaurateur, Stephen Starr at Philadelphia's Buddakan
At the helm of the kitchen sits Free Reign’s own Director of Culinary. Chef Tito’s experience includes a culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of America as well as several years of training in Manhattan under Daniel Boulud at his flagship restaurant, Daniel as well as Chef Michael White at the world renowned Ai Fiori on Fifth Ave. Previous to working with the Joneses, Tito was an Executive Chef under Robert Irvine on Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible.
Italo "Tito" Marino
Your wine for the evening was hand selected by the Director of Beverage & Hospitality Operations for Free Reign Restaurants. A man who is truly passionate about the work that he does, Shane spent the last decade traveling the globe, building an impressive resume at some of the world’s most prestigious restaurants and soaking up knowledge to share his passion with others.
The tail end to every experience at Honeysuckle Rose brings with it sweet and savory fare by Free Reign’s highly talented and widely recognized Head Pastry Chef. Prior to joining the Free Reign team, Heather spent 7 years overseeing the pastry program at Edmund’s Oast where she built a following with her creative signature desserts. A graduate of Johnson & Wales with an Associate of Science in Baking & Pastry Art degree, she is an undeniable talent whose ingenious desserts continue to amaze diners on a nightly basis.