OUR TEAM

Owner/Founder

ALLEN BARI

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 BARI

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.
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.

Site Manager/Lead Chef

ANNE STRONG

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. More than a decade later, she has 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 as a chef instructor for adult and kid classes. While she loves cooking pretty much everything, she has a deep passion for locally sourced ingredients, vegetables, and Mediterranean flavors.
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

Chef Instructor / Off-Site Events Director

GENE MONACO

Gene is a multi-faceted employee Chef Instructor and Catering jobs for us. A 2011 alumni of The French Culinary Institute, he draws from his Italian-American background to inspire people to cook locally and share his passion for New Jersey Shellfish and Seafood. In addition to his extensive catering background, he worked at the landmark Union Square Cafe in NYC for 5 years earning his stripes as a line cook and then finishing his career there as Sous Chef. He currently resides in Woodland Park, NJ with his wife Lauren and son Lucca.

'' 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