Partner and Executive Chef

Christopher Torla

Chris Torla attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.  A scholarship brought him to the School for American Chefs at Beringer Vineyards in Napa Valley.  He began his career in New Hampshire with a stop in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Later, he returned to the San Francisco Bay area to further refine his culinary skills at some of Northern California’s premiere restaurants, including Mustard’s and Fog City Diner.


General Manager

David Mascolo

Dave Mascolo developed an interest in the restaurant industry at an early age. He expanded his knowledge through various positions including opening and managing several successful restaurants in Connecticut. This prepared Dave to become a valuable asset to the Max Restaurant Group since 2011. He has been the general manager at Trumbull Kitchen since 2013, while also running multiple charitable events for many organizations on behalf of the Max Restaurant Group. Dave will continue to work closely with Chef Chris Torla to provide the excellence in service and dining that the Max Restaurant Group represents.



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.

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