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OUR TEAM

Meet The Hotel Du Village #MemoryMakers.

Our event experts are here to help you celebrate life’s greatest milestones in style.

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Eric Martin

Executive Chef

As the son of a French chef, Eric Martin grew up eating well and learning early about the value of fresh ingredients prepared simply and carefully. After graduating from the CIA in New York State, Eric worked in Paris with Joel Robuchon and then returned to Manhattan, where he worked at the Le Cirque, the Parker Meridian and Les Celebrites, among others.  A relocation to central New Jersey in the late 90's found Eric working at Stage Left in New Brunswick and then as the executive chef at Rat's Restaurant, before working with Landmark Hospitality at Snug Harbor.  Eric brings his passion for local, fresh ingredients and a French sensibility to the Hotel du Village, creating memorable experiences for exceptional occasions.

Lindsay Gilardi

Director of Events

Lindsay’s professional demeanor and attention to detail allow her to go above and beyond in planning memorable experiences for her clients. She strives to exceed expectations and has experience in styling both small and large-scale events.

Liza Stankowski

Event Stylist

Liza began her career at just 14 in a New Jersey Country Club as a prep cook. This started the great passion for the food and service industry. Managing Emeril’s Italian Table and planning events for up to 80 guests cultivated her desire to create a train, mentor, and development program for the staff to grow with these events and appreciate the passion that goes into a single plate.  She is most proud of booking and planning a James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour dinner working with many JB Award winners and nominees. Liza is more honored than words can say to have the privilege to work side by side with The Ryland team and is overjoyed that she gets to help couples plan their special day in a place that holds such a distinguished place in her heart.  

Kristen George

Corporate Sales Director

A strong reputation for trustworthiness and fairness has followed Kristen throughout her 18-year career in sales. One of her favorite parts of her job is the strong relationships she’s built with both clients and fellow employees.