Kitchen Staff

  • Lorris Gibson, Executive Chef – Chef Lorris graduated from Scottsdale Culinary Le Cordon Bleu and has worked as a chef in the restaurant industry for over 15 years. Chef Lorris is a master at preparing hot nutritional meals from scratch and incorporating safe leftovers from local restaurants.  Lorris is a calm, pleasant and a hardworking individual who has a passion that is driven by his proficiency in the restaurant industry.  A real pleasure is taken by Lorris when the happiness of others is achieved.
  • Charles “Atoki” Amana, Sous Chef – Chef Charles has worked for St Vinnys Bistro for four years. He has a servant heart and always willing to take time with the homeless.
  • Wayne Cunningham, Asst. Chef – Chef Wayne has worked for St Vinnys Bistro for four years. He is dependable and looks forward to presenting hot meals everyday.
  • Joshua Gonnerman, Asst. Chef – Chef Joshua has worked with St Vinnys Bistro for five years. His favorite food to cook is chicken tenders with fresh salad.
  • Julian Rodriguez, Asst. Chef – Chef Julian has worked for St Vinnys Bistro for three years. His passion is serving his food and watching the homeless smile.
  • Esperanza (Hope) Stewart, Asst. Chef – Chef Hope has worked for St Vinnys Bistro for six years. He loves to cook multiple courses and serve them hot.
  • Gary Thayer, Asst. Chef – Chef Gary has been with St Vinnys for two years. He is usually the first in the kitchen each day and loves to cook all kinds of pasta.
  • Thomas Thorton, II, Asst. Chef – Chef Thomas has been with St Vinnys Bistro for three years. He loves preparing hot breakfasts.
  • Adrian Jimenez, Head Courier – Adrian is a dependable driver who has been trained in our food safety guidelines. He has a passion for being on time and food safety.
  • St Vinnys Bistro is an inclusive organization. We do not discriminate, in admission to our kitchen on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age or disability. We are also an equal opportunity employer. No Haven for Hope employee or prospective employee will be denied employment or a promotion because of his or her race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age or national origin.