Ignacio Mattos

Ignacio Mattos

Chef and Founder

Ignacio Mattos is the chef and founder of Mattos Hospitality, which comprises the quintessential New York restaurants estela, Altro Paradiso, and Lodi. Since moving to Manhattan nearly two decades ago, the Uruguayan-born chef has developed a bold style marked by deceptive simplicity, and built a reputation for creating elegant spaces that capture the energy of their city. Estela, Mattos' first restaurant, holds a Michelin star. Flora Bar, his beloved Upper East Side project, opened in 2017 as the flagship restaurant of The Met Breuer and went on to enjoy a wildly successful run until the museum closed in 2020.

Andrea Czachor

Andrea Czachor

President

Nights spent working at her father’s restaurant in Vermont inspired a young Andrea Czachor to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. After graduating from college, she moved to New York City to join The Patina Group, and went on to climb the ranks at Danny Meyer’s Maialino, where she served as general manager for five of the eight years she was part of the famed restaurant’s front of house team. Thanks to her ability to marry passion and process, Delicious Hospitality Group (Charlie Bird, Legacy Records) tapped Czachor as their Director of Operations in 2018, an experience which set the stage for her current role at Mattos hospitality.

Jason Pfeifer

Jason Pfeifer

Culinary Director

Jason Pfeifer grew up in North Carolina fascinated by flora and fauna, taking regular hikes along the Appalachian Trail. His interest in wild ingredients and the craft of cooking deepened in his late teens while overseeing an organic farm and inn in Hot Springs, NC. Jason went on to earn a degree from The Culinary Institute of America, serve as a chef de partie at Per Se, and lead the kitchens at Danny Meyer's Maialino and Manhatta before joining Mattos Hospitality in 2021.

Lauren Miller

Lauren Miller

Director of Operations

Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Lauren Miller began her career in restaurants in 2013. She has since worked with some of New York City's most esteemed restaurant organizations, including NoHo Hospitality Group, Union Square Hospitality Group, and Delicious Hospitality Group. In 2021, after serving as General Manager of Charlie Bird and Pasquale Jones, she joined Mattos Hospitality to carry forward the culture and creative spirit that define estela, Altro Paradiso, Corner Bar, and Lodi as the company embarks on a period of growth and evolution.

Lena Rosadiuk

Lena Rosadiuk

Human Resources Director

Lena’s journey in hospitality began after moving to New York in 2005. After pursuing a degree in food science and nutrition, she soon found herself captivated by the vibrant restaurant scene in New York. Lena dedicated ten years of her career to Le Bilboquet Group where she assumed various leadership roles, each highlighting her adaptability to lead diverse talent before joining Mattos Hospitality in 2023 to work with one of its biggest assets – its dynamic team.

Max Aronson

Max Aronson

Business Development and Project Manager

Holidays spent in the kitchen with his mother sparked a passion for food and hospitality within Max. He studied hospitality at Cornell University, and has been learning from different mentors in restaurants since the age of fourteen. He went from smashing burger patties at Shake Shack in high school to a career in fine dining at Eleven Madison Park, and ultimately as the Assistant General Manager at Carbone with Major Food Group. He brings his experiences to the Mattos Hospitality team to support existing operations and facilitate new growth.

Natalie Paolinelli

Natalie Paolinelli

Events & Marketing Manager

Natalie joins Mattos Hospitality after nearly two decades planning events and working with some of the most esteemed fashion houses, such as Ralph Lauren. During her career in fashion, she designed, sourced, and produced custom home product collections on an international scale, while also conducting client-experience work for major department stores. Owing to her early jobs working in cocktail bars and fast-paced New York restaurants—along with fond memories of home-cooked Italian-American meals where there were always too many people and not enough chairs—she transitioned seamlessly to event planning. Natalie is excited to bring this experience to bear while spearheading Mattos Hospitality’s events, collaborations, and partnerships wing.

Franz Kosmicki

Franz Kosmicki

Assistant Director of Wine and Beverage

Franz developed a taste for the culinary world at a young age watching his father host parties and dinners every week for family and friends. His father instilled in him the understanding and importance of organic farming and using quality ingredients from his vast home garden. In his younger years, Franz wanted to be a chef, but later developed an interest in spirits, wine and cocktails. In New York, Franz has built and run beverage programs in a multitude of hospitality spaces from hotels and lounges to nightclubs and cocktail bars. He spent many years developing properties with Gerber Group, and most recently Standard Hotels. He brings his talents to the Mattos Hospitality team to help build out its impressive beverage program.

Melissa Rodriguez

Melissa Rodriguez

Assistant Financial Controller

Born and raised in the Bronx, Melissa was in her twenties when she began her career in accounting, working overnight shifts at the Stage48 nightclub. In 2016, the Tao Group hired her as Bookkeeper. She spent two years with the company and, after backpacking through Europe, joined Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.’s Finance & Human Resources Department. Since joining Mattos Hospitality in April 2022, she has risen from Staff Accountant to Assistant Financial Comptroller.

Jessika Campos

Jessika Campos

Staff Accountant

Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City, Jessika Campos pursued and earned a degree in business, during which time she developed a strong interest in the field of accounting. She has spent the better part of the last decade pursuing this passion in the hospitality context—first with the Tao Group as Income Auditor, and now with Mattos Hospitality as Staff Accountant.

Olivia Lortie

Olivia Lortie

Events & Marketing Coordinator

With roots in both the rural and urban parts of New York State, Olivia sees her work as Events Coordinator as the perfect avenue to marry her love for big-city gatherings and her appreciation for the foodways that surrounded her in the Hudson Valley. In addition, Olivia's previous experiences across a broad range of industries allows her to effortlessly connect with people from all walks of life.