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.

Owner/Social Media Manager


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.

Always having a passion for cooking, and food, she and her husband, owner Allen, took numerous cooking classes prompting her to urge him with the idea to open Hudson Table in Hoboken.
Originally from West Orange, now a Hoboken resident for 6 years, she balances her time between a career in hair styling and helping to building the brand of Hudson Table.
General Manager/ Lead Chef


Anne is a native New Yorker whose culinary career brought her to Philadelphia. From a young age, Anne has loved food and the role it plays in making people feel welcome. While working in the publishing industry, Anne enrolled in culinary school at night and landed a job at her externship restaurant. Over the next decade she worked in restaurants all over Manhattan and Philadelphia, including The Modern, Momofuku Ko, Serpico, Morimoto, The Dandelion, and The Love.

Anne joined Hudson Table in January of 2021 and enjoys teaching adult and kids classes, battling it out in chef competitions, and executing private catered events. Behind the scenes she is also the general manager of the Philadelphia location. While she loves cooking pretty much everything, she has a deep passion for locally sourced ingredients, vegetables, and Mediterranean flavors.
Chef Instructor / Off-Site Events Director


Doug is a native of South Jersey, growing up on a farm in Mickleton.  From an early age the passion for cooking took hold, starting as a dishwasher at a local restaurant at 15. He studied culinary arts at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, followed by work at resorts, restaurants and corporate catering for over 15 years.

Doug enjoys cooking with locally sourced ingredients and values clean, simple flavors. Through his most recent endeavor, Farmhouse Flavors, he makes small-batch, seasonal preserves and shrubs, which combines those passions and celebrates his farming roots.

Kitchen Assistant


Aloha! As a former educator, Justin has a passion for learning and teaching culinary arts. Intrigued by food and exploration, his travels have taken him to Maui where he spent four years eating and cooking Hawaiian cuisine. On island he worked for numerous restaurants and non-profit organizations that served the Lahaina youth. Having returned home to Pennsylvania he began working in Philadelphia restaurants, and providing culinary instruction. He has been a part of the Hudson Table Philly team since day one and his favorite classes are anything Asian….especially sushi. Mahalo (thanks) for reading, and hope to see you at a class or chef competition.

Chef Instructor


Jared has been in the food industry for over 20 years, having worked for restaurants in Philly, Colorado, Florida, Southern California, and the US Virgin Islands. He has done every job in a kitchen, from dishwasher to executive chef, personal chef, restaurant owner, and now competitive chef and instructor. His passion for food and travel has allowed him to visit 48 states and 34 countries.   He creates his favorite dishes by combining flavors and techniques picked up along the way.

Chef Instructor / Head of Kids Programs


Chef Sara Kartzmer Fry 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 has also worked as a chef instructor for Wellness in the Schools, a non-profit organization serving NYC Public schools. Sara now leads our incredible kids and teen programming across all locations!

'' 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! ''