Chef Ryan has been with us at The Thompson since 2007. He’s a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier. He and his family live in Windsor with their two huskies.
Favorite holiday meal to cook at The Thompson: Bastille Day. He likes trying the different menu items that the French table requests.
Favorite food: He doesn’t have one and says he likes everything that’s why he’s a chef, but he does admit that his famous chocolate chip cookies are his favorite cookie.
Favorite sports teams: Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, and Bruins, of course! He enjoys teasing Ted Staples & Alberto about the Yankees and has been known to give them tissues to dry their tears from time to time.
Favorite memory at The Thompson: He likes playing horseshoes with Norm and “the guys” and has fond memories of the table setting volunteers over the years (now Helen and Mary, but he mentioned missing Gladys Deatte, Bernice Atwood, Phyllis Hickory, and Catherine Adams who all volunteered, “more or less peacefully” but they always had fun)
On Ryan’s bucket list: Skydiving! Riding more roller coasters, and swimming in a cage with sharks! Oh my!
Alberto came to the Thompson last year and has been a terrific addition to our kitchen team. He also cleans the building before his kitchen shift. He moved to the United States from Puerto Rico when he was 18 years old. He and his two sons live in North Pomfret.
Favorite meal at The Thompson: Meatloaf
Favorite Sports Team: The Yankees
Favorite things to do besides working: Playing pool, hiking, and having a bonfire
On Alberto’s bucket list: Going to Hawaii and having his own cleaning business
Favorite thing about working at The Thompson: The people. He “loves everybody” and just wants everyone to come back.