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OUR TEAM

Meet The Felina #MemoryMakers.

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

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Anthony Bucco

Executive Chef

With a well-earned reputation as a stylish, rigorous chef with a strong point of view, Anthony Bucco is poised to take on his next challenge, this time as chef partner of Eat-Drink-Celebrate Hospitalities, first collaboration Felina Restaurant and Bar. Bucco has a long established commitment to sourcing locally and sustainably, while honoring the sophistication of his guests palates. Felina’s menu philosophy: where humble ingredients get ambitious, matches esthetic, advanced technique and a sensitivity to seasonality.  It is at Felina that Buccos personal heritage and his professional experiences merge to preserve the balance between the refined and rustic.

Martyna Krowicka

Chef d’ Cuisine

A Food Network, Chopped Champion & NJ Monthly August 2017 Covergirl, Martyna Krowicka is the Chef d’ Cuisine of Felina Restaurant in Ridgewood, NJ.  Martyna has become a prominent NJ chef, and her rise to stardom includes a 4-star Star Ledger review and consecutive appearances on the NJ Monthly Top 25 (2016/17) list for her work at Restaurant Latour.Martyna, joins longtime mentor, Chef Anthony Bucco and respected restauranteurs Frank and Jeanne Cretellas as they launch the Felina brand.  Engaging hospitality, inspired culinary & beverage programming and striking modern but intimate restaurant spaces will define core values of this forward-thinking group.

David Panayiotou

Event Stylist

Christopher James

Beverage Director

Growing up in New Jersey and being only a short distance from NYC, Christopher James became enamored with the bar life at a young age. Thanks to geography there was no shortage of inspiring bars and restaurants to influence him as a young man. Christopher has earned many mixology certifications and awards, having been recently nominated for a Garden State Culinary Arts Award for Spirits Professional. He has had cocktail recipes featured in Imbibe, Liquor.com, Forbes, and the NY Times amongst others. He has gained notoriety in mixology circles for creating cocktails that evoke nostalgic memories as well as always being armed with a story. Christopher believes that storytelling and connecting with the guest are the most important things for a barman to master.

Beverly Lacsina

Service Director