Joe Mariano - Partner, Certified Executive Chef and Jack of All Trades
The man behind Stacked, Joe Mariano, grew up in a big Italian family of foodies; from his Grandfather who was a Chef and did everything himself, including making his own wines, all the way to learning proper dining etiquette at an early age. He has been working in the food industry as long as he can remember and has learned the ins and outs of every job vital to running a successful business in the food industry.
Upon graduating high school, Joe began a career as a Culinary Specialist in the United States Navy, where he served for 8 years. 5 of those years, Mariano was on a submarine, and the remaining 3 were spent working at the Pentagon. Additionally, during these 8 years, Mariano found the time to take the Certified Executive Chef exam, which he passed exceeding standards; this certification is very rare especially for someone as young as he! Joe has had and continues to have some incredible experiences via his hard work ethics and natural talents in the industry.
Joe has often utilized his talents and heart by doing charity work for various organizations. Two of the organizations that are dearest to him are The Wounded Warrior Foundation and Fisher House Foundation. This is yet another reason why Joe fits in so perfectly at Stacked! He greatly looks forward to helping with Stacked’s charity work with various organizations (such as Icing Smiles).
Outside of his culinary expertise, Joe also has experience in photography, building, accounting, and much more; including being a certified ServSafe instructor and proctor. Joe is thrilled to be a partner in Stacked and help it take off!