Chef Thomas Fota
Executive Chef Thomas Fota began his culinary career over 40 years ago handcrafting pizzas in a small pizza parlor. From there, he went on to work at the iconic Mill Race Inn in Geneva where he met his culinary mentor Emil Maki. Furthering his culinary experiences, he followed his mentor to the Cypress Restaurant in Hinsdale where he thrived orchestrating dinner service for large parties and banquets. He went on to become Executive Chef at Ki’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Glendale Heights where he spent 17 years. Following his tenure at Ki’s he accepted an offer from Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton where he was Executive Sous Chef for 9 years. In 2018 Chef Fota joined the Reserve 22 team as Executive Chef where he continues to delight and impress guests with his culinary creations.
Food and Beverage Director
Brad took the lead role of the Reserve 22 team in July of 2017. He comes to us with a vast background of experience and an in depth understanding of what it takes to run a successful business. Prior to Reserve 22, he was the General Manger of several Italian and steakhouse restaurants throughout the Chicagoland area. His accomplishments include managing the Wine Spectator award winning program at Carlucci Rosemont. During his career he has worked with some great culinary talents and is enjoying collaborating with the staff here at Reserve 22.
Rainn joined the Reserve 22 team in April of 2018 and has over twenty years of Food and Beverage experience. Over the course of her career, Rainn has held both Management and Director positions for such venues as Arlington Race Course, School District 45 and the Odium Expo and Sports Center. Rainn was also a part of the Food and Beverage team instrumental in the opening of the Rivers Casino. She brings with her a passion for high standards in both staff and guest service and looks forward to greeting you at Reserve 22.
Event Planning & Sales Coordinator
Aimee began her journey with Reserve 22 as a beverage cart attendant in the summer of 2014. From the beginning she projected professionalism and a genuine love of making our guests feel special. She quickly moved up through the ranks performing a variety of duties at Reserve 22. Prior to joining Reserve 22, Aimee was a recruiter for one of the nation’s top insurance recruiting firms. She is a craft beer aficionado and is very active in her community. Aimee is a graduate of The University of Wisconsin Whitewater with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Relations and Marketing.
Dennis has been with Reserve 22 and the Village Links since 2000, where he started as a busser when he was 16. He has worked in nearly every position in the restaurant throughout his years with us! Currently, he works as Banquet Captain, and lends a hand in the restaurant as needed. When Dennis can get a day off, he enjoys hitting the golf course like he did when he was a young busser, but these days his wife and young son take up all his free time. Dennis graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminology.