Ari brings his fresh and creative catering and restaurant experience to The Elan. He began his career in the food and events industry while attending the Berklee School of Music and later he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, the country’s top culinary school. Since graduating, he has developed his culinary skills while working under some of today’s most renowned chefs, including Steven Starr (Buddakhan) and Rocco D’Spirito (Union Pacific).
Most recently, Ari was the General Manager at Sterling Affair, a high-end New York City off-premise catering company which boasts such clients as the Rockefeller family and Columbia and Fordham Universities. There he further developed his management and event planning skills, bringing his distinctive style and stellar service to each and every event he planned and managed.
He provided clients with his superior attention to detail and dedicated personal service from event conception to completion, ensuring each and every detail from cuisine to décor and staffing was perfected. Under Ari’s ownership and management, The Elan is poised to serve and satisfy its clientele.