Meet Us

Introducing Chef Kristi Macdonald a Mano's Chef de Cuisine. Kristi was raised on Long Island in Shoreham. She has been cooking since she was 13 years old then started a café in Westhampton and a passion was born. Kristi graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Business Administration. The “foodie” bug never left her. Kristi went off to the Culinary Institute of New England to pursue her dream. Chef Kristi received her A.S. in Culinary Arts. She interned and worked at the Inn at Castle Hill in Newport, Rhode Island, which offers a world class dining experience with artful catering. Ms. Macdonald’s heart never left Long Island. She returned and worked at The Jamesport Country Kitchen, North Fork Country Club and most recently at the Bay Breeze Inn & Bistro.  Kristi has an affinity for cooking from scratch producing entrees, breads and desserts. 

Meet Our Owners

Tom Schaudel Partner at a Mano boasts upwards of 50 years experiance in the restaurant industry. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Tom Schaudel has been an influential restaurateur starting with his first restaurant, Panama Hatties [Huntington Station] in 1982. Since then, Schaudel has opened many of Long Island’s most successful restaurants, including Angelfish [Long Beach], Thom Thom [Wantagh], Lemongrass [Roslyn], Coolfish [Syosset], 107 Forest Avenue [Locust Valley], Rockfish [Huntington], Jedediah Hawkins [Jamesport], PassionFish [Westhampton Beach], Spring Close House [East Hampton], Downtown Grille & Wine Bar [Montauk] and Petulant Wino [Aquebogue]. Tom is currently the chef and owner of Jewel [Melville] & Be Ju Sashimi Bar [Melville], A Lure Chowder House & Oyster-ia[Southold], a Mano [Mattituck], and Plated Simply's chef and menu designer [Mattituck]. Tom has also authored the book Playing with Fire.

Adam Lovett, Partner at aMano with 30 years experience in the hospitality industry has owned and operated a litney of restaurants from Manhattan to Southold. Adam got his start in the city at Arizona 206 [Manhattan] and Contrapunto[Manhattan] and managed P.J. Clarks [Manhattan]. He also managed Starr Boggs [Westhampton Beach], Tequila Jacks [Fire Island] and Jedediah Hawkins [Jamesport] and owned and operated Vespa [Manhattan] and Passion Fish [Westhampton Beach]. He has also worked as a sommelier, sold wine, and curated winelists for some of the top restaurants on Long Island. Adam currently owns and operates a Mano [Mattituck], A Lure Chowder House & Oyster-ia [Southold] and Plated Simply Catering and Events [Mattituck].