In 1988, after an extensive search across three counties, Angelo purchased Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. He added 12,000 square feet to the original house, including a restaurant and two ballrooms. With a desire to better serve the business community, a 22-room Inn was added in 1995. This completed the property as one of the most unique in the area. Starting in 1996, Mansion Catering became the exclusive caterer at the Hall of Springs banquet facility located on the grounds of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. With a busy year-round event calendar, the Hall of Springs also offers a seasonal restaurant during the classical performance series at the theater. In Spring 2005, Angelo's 677 Prime opened in downtown Albany's theater district becoming the leading restaurant in the Capital District. This upscale steakhouse and wine bar has a popular Wine Society, as well as showcases some of the area's leading artists. 2007 was a busy year for Angelo and Mazzone Hospitality. As part of another redevelopment of Downtown Schenectady, Angelo returned to his original Peggy's location for the creation of a first class bistro and wine bar, Aperitivo Bistro. In June of 2007 Angelo took over the food service at Saratoga National Golf Club, and opened Prime at Saratoga National - an upscale steakhouse based on the style of Angelo's 677 Prime; and broke ground on a large Grand Ballroom on the second floor of the Golf Club which opened in May 2008. The catering arm continued to grow with the inclusion of the Fasig-Tipton "Man o' War" dining offerings. This includes serving lunch and bar fare during the horse sales in Saratoga Springs, as well as social events utilizing the grand space. Almost 20 years to the day of opening Glen Sanders Mansion, Angelo and his team not only completed a one million dollar makeover to the ballroom and hotel lobby, but also completely renovated the restaurant to become Angelo's Tavolo, featuring modern Italian cuisine that is like no other restaurant in the area. Also in 2009, Angelo created another division with PRIME Business Dining which includes cafeteria-style dining at GLOBALFOUNDRIES in Malta, the Golub Corporation headquarters, SI Group, Empire State Plaza and more. In February 2011, Mazzone Hospitality signed a contract with Proctors to become the exclusive caterer at their new venture Key Hall at Proctors - a refurbished bank right next door to Proctors. Continuing to grow in 2011, Angelo's Prime Bar & Grill opened along with becoming the exclusive caterer inside the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park. 2012-2013 were growing years for our Mazzone Catering division as Mazzone Hospitality became the exclusive caterer at 90 State Street in Albany, and by adding the MH Express division serving our corporate clients with drop-off catering. In 2013 Angelo opened the Tala Bistro in Latham. Mazzone Hospitality, nurtured by Angelo Mazzone, has proven it can make dreams come true, not only for our thousands of guests, but for Angelo and his staff as well. Together they provide the area with unsurpassed events, quality catering, exceptional fine dining restaurants and a company founded on the philosophy of customer service.
Chief Operating Officer
After nearly a decade of investment management experience, Matt is able to incorporate his financial background along with his passion for the hospitality industry. Growing up in the restaurant business, Matt understands the demands and intricacies of each department. His knowledge has motivated each member of the team to continue their focus on customer service, while maintaining financial responsibility. Matt graduated Cum Laude from Siena College, and graduated with honors from SUNY Albany earning his Executive MBA degree. He is involved in the community through service organizations such as Board of Directors of the Schenectady Museum, Treasure of the Clifton Park, IDA, Board Member of Albany Entrepreneurs Organization, and Albany Medical Center Annual Gifts Committee.
Matt was recently named Business Review's 2012 CFO of the Year.
Chef Tardio's passion for cooking began at a young age. Working in the restaurant industry to make ends meet while pursuing a career in music, he found a way to bring his artistic style to his cuisine. After working as Sous Chef at the highly-acclaimed Starr's Restaurant in Albany, Chef Tardio has been with the company for over 11 years. He is the proud recipient of many awards, and also led the Glen Sanders Mansion team of chefs to victory at two Culinary Cornucopia competitions, placing in all 7 categories winning 5 gold medals and 2 silver including the overall "Grand Award." Chef Tardio's creativity and innovative menus are well known in the summer months where he can be found at the Patron's Club Restaurant in the Hall of Springs, and for the remainder of the year Chef Tardio brings his style and sophistication to Angelo's Tavolo - the Restaurant at Glen Sanders Mansion. His imaginative cuisine makes him one of our most sought after chefs.
Chef de Cuisine
After graduating from Texas University with a degree in Computer Engineering, Jose moved to southern New Jersey to start his career. While down there, he resided with his uncle who owned two Mexican restaurants. While helping at these restaurants, Jose found his true passion for being a part of the restaurant industry. After the recession forced his uncle to close the doors of his restaurants in 2007, Jose moved to NYC to start building his skills as a chef. Jose quickly moved up ranks to become head chef of the French restaurant Le Moulin a Café on the Upper East Side. After a few years, he left Le Moulin a Café and started working at an tiny, upscale Italian restaurant named “Dell’Anima”, which is where he fell in love with the fresh and simple ingredients of Italian cuisine. After 6 months at Dell’Anima, Jose was promoted to Sous Chef, which was a position he held proudly for 3 years. Jose moved to Schenectady in search of new challenges in a different environment as well as a quiet place for his parents reside in. After his first week of living here in Schenectady, we were excited to have him join our team at Aperitivo Bistro as our Chef de Cuisine.