OUR TEAM

Owner / Founder

ALLEN BARI

Allen has been a proud Hoboken resident for over a decade. Formerly a full-time poker player, he spent 10 years traveling the world which is where he gained an interest in different cultures and food.  Allen and his wife Allison began taking cooking classes for fun which led to the idea of a culinary space right in Hudson County. He founded Hudson Table in 2014 with hopes to build a business that educates people on all things food while serving as an alternative form of recreation in a thriving community of young professionals and growing families.

Owner / Social Media Manager

ALLIE BARI

Allie has been a Hoboken resident for 10 years. Always having a passion for cooking and food, she and Allen took numerous cooking classes before urging him with the idea to open Hudson Table. Together, they have opened 3 locations in the last few years with her guidance on design while helping make all things HT aesthetically pleasing. She manages all social media accounts for Hoboken, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia locations.

Operations Manager

MATT HOPE

Matt joined Hudson Table as a part-time Kitchen Assistant in 2015 before joining our team full time in 2018. He studied Hospitality Management and Business at the University of Delaware and has worked all over the industry with a focus on front-of-house operations.

Matt – like most of us – can be found wearing many hats at Hudson Table. You’ll see him working as a Kitchen Assistant, hosting events, and touring the space.

When he’s not at Hudson Table, you can find Matt at MetLife Stadium yelling irrationally at his New York Giants. He’s a wannabe fitness fanatic and washed-up soccer player, whose cooking style is protein-centric umami with an occasional vegetable. He’s Italian, but he doesn’t love pasta (what?).

Matt lives in Hoboken with his wife, Abby, and their two dogs, Lilly and Walter.

Manager

LAUREN KLECKNER

Lauren was born and raised in Cranford NJ and has been a Hoboken resident for the last 3 years. She has always had a love for all things food, after being in the accounting industry, she left that behind to go to culinary school at the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC. Never being able to decide between sweet and savory, you can find her making our desserts on the weekends or prepping an entree for a catered event. Lauren wears many hats at Hudson Table such as staff manager, kitchen assistant, pastry chef, and event coordinator. Her favorite part of Hudson Table is the culture and great group of people she works with.

Kitchen Manager

MORGAN SMITH

Born and raised in Southeastern Connecticut, Morgan has been a Jersey resident for close to 8 years now.

Morgan comes to us as a graduate of Seton Hall University and Arizona State University with both her BA and MS. She started with us part-time as a host, and quickly fell in love with our space and family-like atmosphere. After spending a few years in higher education, Morgan decided to make a career change and come on board full time as the Kitchen Manager. She spends her days running around our Hoboken location and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Chef Instructor / Head of Kids Programs

SARA KARTZMER FRY

Chef Sara Kartzmer Fry, a Hoboken resident, is a health supportive chef (with a sweet tooth!) Sara knew from an early age that she wanted to be a chef and has never looked back. She graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute and shares her passion for wholesome cooking with children and adults, as a personal chef, chef instructor, and educator. Sara has a special interest in farm-to-table food preparation, and spent six months at Katchkie Farms in upstate New York, showing children the joys of cooking with seasonal ingredients. She is currently employed as a chef instructor for Wellness in the Schools, a non-profit organization serving NYC Public schools. To learn more about Sara’s personal cheffing business, visit saraswholesomekitchen.com

Catering Chef

KORAY KARAKILIC

Koray`s Turkish Mediterranean background gives him a unique opportunity to understand and appreciate the elements of land and the sea. A lifetime of traveling beginning at a young age with his family helped him to understand the world`s immense variety of cultures and landscapes and how they are connected with their own cuisines. He sees food as love, nutrition, creativity, pleasure and a celebration of a new season. He loves connecting people with one another by bringing them to dine and share their experiences. He opened his first Modern Mediterranean restaurant at the age of 29 in Turkey. He holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration and a culinary arts diploma from the French Culinary Institute, NYC.

He has been at hT since 2017 challenging his skills and refining his palates at chef`s tables, chef`s competitions and private catering events.
Chef Instructor

ERIN MALLARE

With a Bachelors’s in Health Sciences at Stony Brook University, Erin worked in NYC healthcare for six years. She decided to pursue a long-time culinary dream and attended the International Culinary Center. After graduating, Erin jumped head-first into the food industry and worked in several NYC restaurants, until she began with Hudson Table early 2021. She is a first-generation Filipino-American and was born and raised in Queens, NY. Although French-trained, her cooking is an influence of the flavors she grew up eating at home and that of her friends and family. Queens is a melting pot of cultures that she is lucky enough to call home. She loves to travel and new experiences and has yet to taste a dish she didn’t like.

Chef Instructor

SAM LANDWEHR

Chef Sam Landwehr’s culinary journey began at home, learning her craft by cooking meals for her Baltimore family at just twelve years old. Chef Sam’s joy of sharing food and the love of cooking continues to be her guiding philosophy. After graduating top of her class from the Culinary Institute of America, she moved to New York City working as a restaurant and bar manager at the Marriott Marquis – Times Square. Since 2020, Chef Sam has returned to the kitchen as Chef Instructor at Hudson Table where she teaches hands-on cooking classes and creates custom menus for private events and services.

'' Hudson Table was conceived with the local community in mind and a philosophy built around inspiring the inner-chef in all of us. Our charming culinary studio serves to foster an inviting and memorable experience shaped by an ongoing feedback loop between our team and our customers. We hope to see you in the kitchen! ''

- ALLEN BARI