Allen was born in Jersey City, raised in West Orange and educated in New Brunswick. He’s been a Hoboken resident for over a decade.
But don’t let his modest Jersey roots fool you; he spent the past ten years traveling the world as a professional poker player, a career that culminated with a World Series of Poker bracelet and an experience that ignited his interest in food.
As someone who’s always followed his passion – he left a career on Wall Street to pursue poker – Allen acted on his latest entrepreneurial instinct by enrolling in the French Culinary Institute and founding Hudson Table to address a void in the market. He 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.
Allison helps oversee day-to-day operations of the space, whether it’s hosting an event or class, snapping photos for our social media pages, or helping with the overall decor of the space. With her eye for detail and keeping the staff and patrons smiling, she has her hand in a little bit of everything at Hudson Table.
Matt joined Hudson Table as a part-time Kitchen Assistant in 2015 before joining our team fulltime in 2018. He studied Hospitality Management at the University of Delaware and has worked all over the industry, from hotels to restaurants and everything in between, with a focus on front-of-house operations.
Matt is a social media content contributor, assists with quality assurance, and helps manage our website, but like most of us, he can be found wearing many hats at Hudson Table. You’ll still 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 for kicks. 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.
Dan was born in New York City and raised in the Tampa Bay Area to parents who immigrated from Italy, making him fortunate enough to learn how to speak Italian and become engulfed in Italian culture and cuisine.
After graduating from the USF, he sought after a new adventure which led him to Hoboken and eventually Hudson Table. Through his hard work and passion, Dan grew into a position as Kitchen Manager at Hudson Table. Since opening Dan has been passing on his knowledge and passion to everyone that comes in!
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
Kelly’s Salvadoran and Guatemalan roots have given her a love of food from an early age. Being raised in a military family provided her with the opportunity to travel and experience different cuisines, which can be seen throughout her universal style of cooking.
After graduating The French Culinary Institute in 2007, Kelly fully immersed herself in NJ/NYC restaurants, honing her skills in farm-to-table and seasonal fare. These days she works as a Private Chef, while continuing to make memories through food at HT.
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.
Natalie was born in Jersey City and lived in Hudson County for most of her life. Raised in a Hispanic household, food was a major part of her upbringing. She decided to pursue her passion and enroll in a culinary program at HCCC in Jersey City. Her first job was at a small cafe in Downtown Hoboken as a prep cook and eventually worked her way up and became head baker at Momofuku Milk Bar. When not at work, she enjoys visiting the farmer’s markets on the weekends or trying new recipes. After two years as a Kitchen Assistant at Hudson Table, Natalie has become a vital part of the team and will be the Kitchen Manager at our new location in Philadelphia starting in 2020.
Angie was born and raised in Queens, NY. First generation Colombian-American. While climbing her way through a career in non-profit she would satiate her desire of working in food with part-time gigs after her nine to five job. She assisted chef instructors at two cooking schools and worked on video productions for online food content.
Without culinary school as an option, she made the ultimate leap, leaving the non-profit field behind and fully immersing herself in cooking. After hopping around as a line cook in the far reaches of Michigan and back home in New York City, she settled on teaching and private chef work. Her food is influenced by the myriad of cultures in Queens and her Colombian roots. Specifically, Afro-Colombian cuisine from Cartagena and Barranquilla. Her goal is to highlight how influential and important Latin American cuisine is in North America by sharing and educating people on food and culture. She also leads workshops on race and food disparity and greenmarket tours for underserved communities. Admittedly, her “death row last meal” would be a toss-up between one of her grandmother’s cherished dishes or Taco Bell.
Debora Aliprandi is passionate about food and the pleasure of cooking. Since studying Cuisine in France in 2012 as a hobby, to later graduating from Culinary School and completely switching careers from 15 years in Marketing Finance, Debora is absolutely devoted to the gastronomic world. She mainly works with cooking classes and training programs, and has developed several culinary workshops, recipes and menus through her culinary career. Before moving to the U.S., she was the Coordinator and Chef Instructor at a non-profit in Brazil for programs that aimed at qualifying underprivileged girls in preparation for their first job in the kitchen. An enthusiast inthe field, she loves to study and is always in search of new ways to improve our lives and skills with food. Debora is Brazilian and lives in Hoboken with her husband, Rodrigo, and their son, Arthur.
'' 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