Maureen and Bruno bring a wealth of experience to Stella G's. Bruno was born and raised in Switzerland and perfected his culinary skills in various resorts throughout Europe. Upon arriving in the United States, Bruno worked in several hotels and restaurants, most notably the Manor in West Orange, NJ and the Golden Horn in Aspen, CO.
Chef Bruno won acclaim for his gourmet meals at the Auberge Swiss Restaurant in Berkeley Heights, NJ. It was there that the Star Ledger awarded him 4 stars and the New York Times bestowed on him 3 stars. He's also conducted instructional cooking classes and has earned various gold medals in cooking competitions.
Maureen is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and is a pastry chef. She met Bruno in Zurich, Switzerland where she completed her pastry and baking apprenticeship at the Hotel St.Gotthard. They returned to New Jersey, Bruno was the Executive chef and Maureen was the pastry chef at the very exclusive Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, NJ. They named the restaurant after their first grandchild.
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Certificate of Achievement - International Geneva Association, Northern New Jersey, April 6th, 1992
The International Geneva Meritorious Culinary Service Award
Certificate of Achievement - International Geneva Association, Northern New Jersey, March 29, 1993
The International Geneva Gold Medal Award
Certificate of Achievement - International Geneva Association, Northern New Jersey, March 18, 1997
New Jersey Restaurant Association
1998 Hall Of Fame Nominee