CHEF ANDREA SCHNELL
Chef Andrea spent her childhood pretending she was Julia Child in the kitchen in front of a camcorder and helping with her mother's small catering company, Serving Spoons. She began her professional career as a chef while studying at Johnson & Wales in Providence, Rhode Island, where she worked at The Cliff House in Ogunquit, the Flying Bridge in Falmouth, The Coonamesset, and The Ballemeade on Cape Cod. After graduating, she served as a chef at The Windsor House in Duxbury for one year before becoming the Executive Chef at Square Café in Hingham.
In 2016, Andrea purchased Sorelle to fulfill her dreams of owning a restaurant and bringing a fresh, creative twist on dishes inspired by authentic Italian fare. Andrea traveled to Italy last fall to meet top Italian chefs and get inspiration for her new menu. She thrives on learning new techniques and using unique ingredients and she is known for the positive and fun environment she creates in the kitchen, often singing with her team while they cook. This energetic atmosphere combined with new flavors and tastes leaves a lasting impression on her guests.
Jon is no stranger to developing successful restaurants over the past twenty years. As co-founder of Eat Drink & Mingle Group, D’Allessandro co-owns Siros, Port 305 and Blue in Marina Bay, Quincy. In 2016, he partnered with longtime friend Schnell to provide the guidance and investment to help open Sorelle.
Thirty years ago, he founded D’Allessandro Corp, one of the leading Massachusetts construction companies specializing in utility installation, site development and landscape construction for municipalities, commercial properties and the private sector. In addition to D’Allessandro Corp, Jon has ownership interests in several other local companies that provide landscaping materials, fencing, guardrail and heavy equipment rental services.
D’Allessandro is past president of the Diane DeVanna Center and the Utility Contractors of New England. He is also on the Board of Directors of the World War II Foundation and the World War II Museum in Natick.
He resides in Hingham and he along with his four children are the official food tasters at Sorelle.
Mark Doherty, General Manager
Mark Doherty began his 30+ year restaurant career incidentally. After graduating with an English degree from UMASS Amherst, he was offered a job at the Seaside restaurant in the newly-renovated Faneuil Hall. What began as a secondary source of employment quickly evolved into a lengthy, successful career in the restaurant business.
In the spring of 1985, Doherty’s friend, Steve DiFillipo, opened Davio’s on Newbury Street in Boston. There, Doherty became a prominent restaurant personality in the Boston restaurant scene. In this role, he supervised many aspects of the restaurant including dining room management, kitchen management as well as the financial management of the business.
In 2002, he was called upon by the owner of Square Café to manage the 80-seat bistro in Hingham. For the past 16 years, he managed all aspects of the restaurant and took their wine program to an international level winning Wine Spectator awards for his boutique European wine list.
When Square Café’s chef, Andrea Schnell decided to make her move and open her own restaurant in late 2016, she wanted Mark by her side.
Gary Drummond, Dining Room Manager, and Jeanne Miller, Assistant Manager