Meet our team
Doug bought the business from Gristedes in 1993 and ran it as “Gedney Way Market” until early '98. He sold the store to Chuck Hill, and was hired as general manager from 1998-2003. In 2003, Doug and Nello bought the business together. In 2014 Doug stayed on to be Willy's partner and in 2017 sold his shares to Willy. After more than 30 years in the business Doug's knowledge is invaluable and is why he has stayed on to run the business as General Manager, continuing traditions to keep our business family style.
Willy began his journey with Roosters as an ice cream scooper and stock boy at 12 years old. After studying General Management and Finance, he left college early to pursue this dream, and since then acquired full ownership of the market.
Nello has over 30 years in the industry. He was brought into Roosters in 1999 from Turco’s Shopping Center where he got his start behind the deli counter. He helps run all the departments and specializes in running daily operations of the kitchen and deli staffs to keep the trains running on time. If you catch him on Saturday though, he is probably in the deli making chicken wings as he is dubbed the "Wing King" - with a custom shirt to prove it.
Donny’s been around through it all. 57 years and counting, Don is the jack of all trades. Usually spotted at the first bar seat having lunch at 2pm. We are grateful for his presence and dedication to Roosters over the years.
Our story wouldn't be the same without him.
Cisco has been with us for almost 15 years! Not only is he an outstanding chef but also an unbelievable leader to his team and we are so appreciative that he always does his job well and with a big smile! He continues to bring new ideas and products to the table to keep clients satisfied as well as eager for the next hit. We thank him for his great service and commitment.
Our Master Butcher has been at Roosters since 1999! Frank had a cleaver in his hand sometime between 4 and 5 years old. A true Calabrese born and raised and a wonderful addition to our team. We are proud to have him for 20 years and counting. Unsure about what you want for dinner? Frank is quick to offer our prime meats, we prepare everything fresh and steaks cut to order.
If you've been to Rooster's you will recognize Alice, she has been with us for 22 years and has always been a dedicated team member. She helps run the front end, accommodates all the grocery orders as well as anything else the customer may need.