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aMano restaurant partner Tom Schaudel

Tom Schaudel, Partner at aMano, boasts upwards of 50 years of experience in the restaurant industry. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Tom Schaudel has been an influential restaurateur starting with his first restaurant, Panama Hatties [Huntington Station], in 1982. Since then, Schaudel has opened many of Long Island’s most successful restaurants, including Angelfish [Long Beach], Thom Thom [Wantagh], Lemongrass [Roslyn], Coolfish [Syosset], 107 Forest Avenue [Locust Valley], Rockfish [Huntington], Jedediah Hawkins [Jamesport], PassionFish [Westhampton Beach], Spring Close House [East Hampton], Downtown Grille & Wine Bar [Montauk], Petulant Wino [Aquebogue], and Jewel [Melville] & Be Ju Sashimi Bar [Melville]. Tom is currently the chef and owner of A Lure Chowder House & Oyster-ia[Southold], a Mano [Mattituck], and By Hand Catering chef and menu designer [Mattituck]. Tom has also authored the book Playing with Fire


aMano restaurant partner Adam Lovett

Adam Lovett, Partner at aMano with 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, has owned and operated a litany of restaurants from Manhattan to Southold. Adam got his start in the city at Arizona 206 [Manhattan] and Contrapunto[Manhattan] and managed P.J. Clarks [Manhattan]. He also managed Starr Boggs [Westhampton Beach], Tequila Jacks [Fire Island], and Jedediah Hawkins [Jamesport] and owned and operated Vespa [Manhattan] and Passion Fish [Westhampton Beach]. He has also worked as a sommelier, sold wine, and curated winelists for some of the top restaurants on Long Island. Adam currently owns and operates a Mano [Mattituck], A Lure Chowder House & Oyster-ia [Southold], Southold Social [Southold], and By Hand Catering Catering and Events [Mattituck].