In 1989 at the young age of 24, Tom founded The Estate at Florentine Gardens. Through years of hard work and commitment, Tom grew a small catering operation into one of New Jersey’s premier "one wedding at a time" banquet facilities.
Tom’s entrepreneurial spirit and eminent work ethics have assisted in the success of the Florentine Gardens. Through implementation and standardization of policies, procedures, quality of food and service, Tom has transformed the typical "mom and pop" catering operation into a corporately structured facility.
In 1997, Tom co-founded Florentine Gardens Corporate Dining/In Thyme Catered Events, a subsidiary corporate foodservice company and high-end off-premise caterer. With the same successful business philosophies, Tom grew In Thyme into one of the area’s finest and well-known catering companies.
Tom has set the foundation for a successful business through leadership and mentoring. Tom has assembled one of the most qualified industry management teams, which includes his three children, Maria, Amanda, and Ciro. Florentine Garden’s is a true family owned and operated business for the past 27 years that will continue to be committed to our clients.