MARK MARGIOTTA, Executive Chef: A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Mark grew up locally in LaGrangeville, NY, and for as early as he can remember has had a passion for food and the culinary arts. Mark attributes his early culinary training to his father, Anthony Margiotta, who's family owned and operated The Paradise Restaurant in Verplank, NY for many years. After graduating from the CIA, Mark worked alongside Executive Chef Roy Khoo in opening "Sago" Restaurant in the Palms Hotel, Destine Florida. Thereafter, Mark returned to the Hudson Valley to join the Brasserie 292 team since the restaurant's opening in June 2011 under the guidance of former Executive Chef Daniel Crocco. During his time at Brasserie 292, Mark earned the title of Sous Chef in September 2012 and was promoted to Executive Chef in May 2013. Mark has spent an extensive amount of time expanding his culinary skills and creativity by traveling and visiting some of the most noted restuarants throughout Western Europe including stops in Dublin, London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona and throughout Switzerland.
STEPHEN GRUBERG, Proprietor, was born and raised in Poughkeepsie. In fact, his family has resided in the area since the 1920's – just as long as Brasserie 292's ceiling tiles! After graduating Siena College, Stephen attended Albany Law School and currently practices in Manhattan, focusing his practice on debt capital markets transactions. Stephen is a restaurant and bar enthusiast and a self-professed foodie. How to recognize Stephen in Brasserie 292? You can find him chomping down on his favorite dishes, the Double Cut Pork Chop and the Bar Steak with fries while enjoying his favorite classic cocktail, a Manhattan on the rocks.
ALEX SERROUKAS, Proprietor, was born and raised in the City of Poughkeepsie. Alex states he was "raised by a wild pack of waitresses and line chefs," pertaining to growing up in his father's restaurant from a very young age. After attending the Trinity Pawling School and C.W.Post College, Alex opened his first restaurant at the age of 21. Currently. Alex and his partners own and operate seven restaurants in the Hudson Valley. Alex is a self taught chef and has a passion for interior design.
Alex's involvement with Brasserie 292 marks more than just another venture in the restaurant world; he is returning to the very street that serves as the foundation to his family's extensive culinary history. Just a stone throw from Brasserie 292, in 1964 Alex's father opened his first restaurant, Double O Donut Coffee Shop, on the corner of Market and Main Street.