General Manager

John Thomas

John Thomas was just 20 years old when he first started working at the Max Restaurant Group back in 1999. He began his career making “stone pie” pizzas at Max a Mia in Avon, CT, but soon moved up to Sous Chef. From there, he became a manager, soon becoming the “rounds man” of MRG, working at Max’s Oyster Bar, Max Downtown, and eventually becoming General Manager of Max's Tavern.


Executive Chef

Nate Waugaman

 Bio coming soon


Event Planning & Public Relations

AnnMarie Harding

AnnMarie Harding, a graduate of Western New England College, is the Director, Public Relations & Event Planning at Max’s Tavern in Springfield, MA. She has been with the company for 16 years, experiencing much success with several major events over the years for the Tavern and the Max Restaurant Group in CT.



The Max Restaurant Group is always looking to expand our team. We offer competitive wages, a generous benefits package, flexible hours and the opportunity to grow with the company. Join the most respected restaurant group in Southern New England and you will have the opportunity to experience and learn the hospitality industry from visionary Chefs and seasoned Restaurant Managers. The Max Restaurant Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to us at