Tania Ross

Tania Ross

Manager at Tavolàta

With a decade+ of experience in the service industry. Tania grew up working in her parents restaurant in New London, NH and grew to love hospitality and all things restaurants. She managed fine dining in Boston, but took a step back to learn how to bartend. After bartending at Viale in Cambridge, MA for awhile, she moved to Seattle and became the bar wizard of Bramling Cross.  Not long after, Tania opened Super Bueno as the Bar Manager and Beverage Director, and is now the General Manager and Beverage Director at Tavolata Capitol Hill. 

HOMETOWN

New London, NH

FIRST RESTAURANT JOB

Mackenna's Restaurant

LAST RESTAURANT JOB

Not including ESR? Viale in Cambridge, MA

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER 

Doggy daycare owner and professional plant mom

BEST MEAL EVER

Stages at One Washington in Dover, NH. It's an incredible maybe 20 seat restaurant in the middle of nowhere in a tiny corner of a giant abandoned warehouse. The tasting menu was phenomenal and the corned beef heart was one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life. Also anything cooked by my Grammy is a winner. 

FAVORITE LATE NIGHT SNACK

Pepperoni, no cheese. Extra 'roni. Or Popcorn.

FAVORITE SEATTLE RESTAURANTS

Gracia, Pablo Y Pablo, Le Pichet, Cafe Turko, Plenty of Clouds

FOOD/SERVICE PHILOSOPHY

Try to work a little bit harder and be a little bit better every day. Try to learn something new everyday and try to teach someone something new everyday. I love getting a guest interested in a new bottle of wine, or a spirit they've never tried. Make someones day better than it was when they walked in; make their experience with you the best part of their day.  

RESTAURANT PET PEEVE

Uncut tape on labels. Don't be sloppy.

AFTER WORK HANGOUT

My couch with my dog

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD

Sounds cheesy, but my mom's house. When I'm there it usually means I'm surrounded by my sister and my mom and probably at least 2 dogs. Nothing better than that.

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

my dog, Leslie

WHAT'S ON THE DVR?

reruns of RuPauls Drag Race and Cheers

FAVORITE MOVIE QUOTE?

"I'd rather die than live in a world where I can't kick your ass." -Hot Rod

WHAT'S ON THE NIGHTSTAND?

Probably a half finished soda water 

MEMORABLE KITCHEN DISASTER 

I was fresh out of college and working at a high volume Irish Pub in NH. We used those large trays to carry large amounts of food. I had food for a 10 top piled on one of these disaster traps and a guest came around the corner too fast and startled me, causing me to step too far to one side, which knocked the tray into the the corner of the door. Flash forward to me sitting on the floor in the middle of the dining room with broken plates everywhere and absolutely covered in food. Most horrifying moment of my life.

GO TO PANDORA STATION?

Sam Cooke or Carley Rae Jepsen

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED?

Don't take things too seriously. It's just food and drinks at the end of the day. A smile and a good attitude really take you a long way. 

Meet The Crew

  1. Ethan Stowell

    Ethan Stowell

    CEO & Founder

  2. Steve Hooper

    Steve Hooper

    President

  1. Sennen David

    Sennen David

    VP Marketing & Culture, Beverage Director

  2. Branden Karow

    Branden Karow

    VP Restaurant Operations

  3. Michael Pagana

    Michael Pagana

    VP Development

  4. Val Dixon

    Val Dixon

    VP Finance / CFO

  5. Sandy Smith

    Sandy Smith

    VP Administration

  6. Addam Buzzalini

    Addam Buzzalini

    Executive Chef

  7. Heather Poncet

    Heather Poncet

    Service Director

  8. Gary Silver

    Gary Silver

    Operations Director

  9. Scarlet Keiser

    Scarlet Keiser

    Executive Assistant

  10. Phia McDonnell

    Phia McDonnell

    Events & Catering Manager

  11. Alcena Plum

    Alcena Plum

    Manager

  12. Ally Reardon

    Ally Reardon

    Manager

  13. Alvin Go

    Alvin Go

    Assistant General Manager

  14. Aras Dailide

    Aras Dailide

    Chef

  15. Ashley Kim

    Ashley Kim

    Manager

  16. Bernadette Biela

    Bernadette Biela

    Manager

  17. Brandon Marie

    Brandon Marie

    Chef

  18. Caleb Floyd

    Caleb Floyd

    Manager

  19. Canara Rim

    Canara Rim

    Manager

  20. Christian Padilla

    Christian Padilla

    Chef

  21. Cody Bellflower

    Cody Bellflower

    Chef

  22. Cody Samuels

    Cody Samuels

    Manager

  23. Colt Lippincott

    Colt Lippincott

    Sous Chef

  24. Daniel King

    Daniel King

    Sous Chef

  25. Dionne Himmelfarb

    Dionne Himmelfarb

    Pastry Chef

  26. David Kim

    David Kim

    General Manager

  27. Dominic Diodata

    Dominic Diodata

    Chef

  28. Donald Adams

    Donald Adams

    Chef

  29. Elliot Kitzelman

    Elliot Kitzelman

    Sous Chef

  30. Evan DeCarufel

    Evan DeCarufel

    Sous Chef

  31. Gabriel Hodges

    Gabriel Hodges

    Manager

  32. Ivan Pautov

    Ivan Pautov

    Manager

  33. James Sebenoler

    James Sebenoler

    Sous Chef

  34. Jessica Rudell

    Jessica Rudell

    Chef

  35. Joe Bee

    Joe Bee

    Manager

  36. John Lundahl

    John Lundahl

    Sous Chef

  37. John Stone

    John Stone

    Sous Chef

  38. Jordan Moore

    Jordan Moore

    Sous Chef

  39. Jordan Richendrfer

    Jordan Richendrfer

    Sous Chef

  40. Justin Kim

    Justin Kim

    Sous Chef

  41. Kelsey Cline

    Kelsey Cline

    Sous Chef

  42. Kris Kalinczok

    Kris Kalinczok

    Corporate Catering Director

  43. Kyle Fong

    Kyle Fong

    Sous Chef

  44. Lacey Glatz

    Lacey Glatz

    Cafe Supervisor

  45. Marshall Nall

    Marshall Nall

    Pasta Wrangler

  46. Meg Posey

    Meg Posey

    Manager/Wine Director

  47. Melanie Steehler

    Melanie Steehler

    Sous Chef

  48. Michael Crossman

    Michael Crossman

    Manager

  49. Michael Genardini

    Michael Genardini

    Chef

  50. Michael Gifford

    Michael Gifford

    Chef

  51. Nathan Witt

    Nathan Witt

    Sous Chef

  52. Nicole Matson

    Nicole Matson

    Chef

  53. Patrick Devine

    Patrick Devine

    General Manager

  54. Ricky Wyman

    Ricky Wyman

    Manager

  55. Roger Harper

    Roger Harper

    Chef

  56. Ross Crifasi

    Ross Crifasi

    Manager

  57. Sara Peterson

    Sara Peterson

    Manager

  58. Sadie White

    Sadie White

    Chef

  59. Scott Siff

    Scott Siff

    Chef

  60. Sean Ellick

    Sean Ellick

    Manager

  61. Seth Alexander

    Seth Alexander

    Sous Chef

  62. Steve Norkevicus

    Steve Norkevicus

    Sous Chef

  63. Tania Ross

    Tania Ross

    Manager

  64. Taylor Johnson

    Taylor Johnson

    Chef

  65. Taylor Pagano

    Taylor Pagano

    Chef

  66. Thomas Cullen

    Thomas Cullen

    Chef

  67. Thomas O'Donnell

    Thomas O'Donnell

    Sous Chef

  68. Tony Ferrati

    Tony Ferrati

    Bar Manager

  69. Tosh Warnack

    Tosh Warnack

    Sous Chef

  70. Travis Holder

    Travis Holder

    Sous Chef

  71. Virginia Son

    Virginia Son

    Sous Chef

  72. Will Richey

    Will Richey

    Manager

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