Joseph A. Sanfilippo
Chef Joseph Sanfilippo brings over 19 years of restaurant experience to Alice’s. His inspiration to be a chef started when he was a kid working up from the bottom in his family’s owned and operated restaurant. As he moved up the ranks, he absorbed a comprehensive hands-on knowledge of the restaurant industry. More importantly, he discovered his life-long passion for food. At 24, self-taught and extremely motivated, he left the family business with a desire to grow professionally. Since then, he has paved his own path with a drive to achieve cutting-edge excellence in the culinary field. Chef Sanfilippo initially came to Alice’s as Sous Chef. His talent and dedication brought him to the Chef position in 2015. Chef Sanfilippo is delighted that the Alice’s business plan is matched by his belief that quality and exciting food should be accessible to everyone. Using fresh, seasonal and trending ingredients, Chef delivers his distinctive style, passion and flare to the table. Chef Sanfilippo hasn’t stopped. He continues to actively explore and master artistic and technical skills in the culinary field. Alice’s is honored to have such a young talent and inspired soul behind the line – breathing life into Alice’s menu and inspiring his staff to seek personal and professional greatness.
Front of House Manager/Special Event Coordinator
Leslie Werner has been in the restaurant industry for over a decade. Before joining Alice’s in 2013 Leslie developed her professional career at a variety of Northwest New Jersey institutions such as Crystal Springs Resort, Ballyowen Golf Club, Cafe Ala Mode, and Mountain Creek Ski Resort. Leslie joined the Alice’s team in May 2013 as the Assistant Front of House Manager. In 2015 Leslie brought her ‘all things restaurant’ skills to the newly opened Windlass as Front of House manager. As Alice’s enters its second decade, Leslie is back at the helm of Alice’s front of house operations. She brings poise, thoughtfulness and a practical management style to Alice’s. The faced-paced, upscale environment of Alice’s is a perfect venue for Leslie to showcase her personality and skills. On her days off Leslie tries to get out hiking with her handsome boyfriend Troy and human-like dog Brock.
Kyle Udvarhely was born in Newark, New Jersey. He was introduced to the food industry at a very young age. Essentially, he was raised in the kitchen in a small family owned deli. His genuine love of cooking has been facilitated by his life-long culinary experience. After relocating to Morris County, Kyle brought his cooking talent to Alice's. Food is a passion of Kyle’s with professional goals focused on quality and satisfaction. Thanks to Kyle’s devotion to culinary excellence, Alice’s customers are guaranteed a truly masterful creation from his kitchen.
Al Guglielmo moved to New York City from Rhode Island in 1976 to pursue a career in acting. After graduating the American Music and Drama Academy, he worked professionally in Broadway musicals and tours and in television as Al DeCristo. In 1996 he took a part-time bar tending job (one of many, such is the life of an actor) at Louie's Westside Cafe in Manhattan, where he got to know Alice and Bela as part of his clientele. Assuming the Bar Manager position after a short time at Louie's, he began to gradually shift careers to restaurant management and accepted Alice and Bela's offer to help open a new venue on Lake Hopatcong-Alice's, in 2009. Al is the only remaining member of the original team to open Alice's. He still lives in Manhattan with his wife Jennifer, the General Manager of Raybloch Marketing, and his son Roman, a freshman at Vassar College.
Assistant Front of House Manager
Olivia had over eight years of front of the house experience prior to joining Alice’s. She has worked and managed all facets of a dining room and now feels that she has finally found her niche as Assistant Front of House Manager. Olivia’s professional goal is to provide high quality dining experiences that are remembered long after the meal ends. She feels grateful for the opportunity to employ this business practice at Alice’s. After work you might find Olivia browsing antiques, making soy candles, or chasing the perfect cup of coffee.