We had the good fortune of connecting with Tommy D’Ambrosio and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tommy, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
One of the most important factors that was a driving factor in my success, was having a strong foundation within my pursuit. Success is something that you must put work into and it does not happen overnight. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to be able to work for many great Chefs and gain both knowledge and experience from them. Along with this, I went out and got a Hospitality degree from Scottsdale Community College, then shortly after graduated from The Culinary Institute of America located in New York. After this, I continued to pursue my passion and graduated from the Greenbrier Apprentice program, where I was able to take my skills to the next level. Ultimately the success of a brand relies on the work you put into it and the ability to adapt to changes quickly.
What should our readers know about your business?
The thing that I am most proud of is how far we’ve have been able to come from where we first started and having a collective team that shares the same values. What sets us apart at Aioli Gourmet Burgers is that we are not just your average burger place, we strive to bring gourmet flavors to our burgers and even get creative with our new Burger of the NOW’s that debut every three weeks.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If a best friend came to visit the area and I wanted to show them the best time ever, I would take them on a food tour around Phoenix. One of my personal favorite spots that I would take them to would be Gadzooks and of course we would stop at a location of Aioli Gourmet Burgers along the way.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shoutout Westin Kierland for my first culinary job ever, along with my family who is always supportive of me.