The Team at Mason Street Grill
Edward Carrella, General Manager
Edward Carrella was born and raised in Chicago where his family owned and operated a Southside Italian pizzeria. Growing up in the industry, he went to college to study hospitality management and gained employment at some of the top restaurant companies in the nation. Carrella’s resume boasts several years as Assistant General Manager with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Director of Restaurant Operations at Chicago’s House of Blues, Assistant General Manager with the Grand Lux Café, a subsidiary of The Cheesecake Factory and General Manager of Sullivan’s Steakhouse. Ed's number one priority is a positive guest experience and that is why he was thrilled to join the Mason street grill team, a company that holds such values in high regard.
Mark Weber, Executive Chef & Managing Director
Mark Weber found his culinary calling long before worldrenowned Chef Paul Bocuse, considered one of the finest cooks of the 20th century and creator of French Nouvelle Cuisine, expressed high regards for a plate specially created for him by Weber.
Following years of critical acclaim at restaurants in the Milwaukee area, Weber now leads the culinary team and day-to-day operations at Mason Street Grill and has been honored as 2011 Top Chef in Milwaukee by OnMilwaukee.com. The restaurant, which opened December 2006, goes beyond traditional steakhouses and ventures into comfortable and unique plates, as well as seafood and poultry.
Weber began to make his appetizing mark in Milwaukee, as corporate chef for the well-known Bartolotta Group Restaurants. In working with Bartolotta´s, he became managing partner and led the culinary team of Lake Park Bistro - the city´s nationally recognized French restaurant.
In 2003, Weber took the reigns and opened WaterMark Seafood, and earned a 29-point rating from the doctrine of national restaurant reviews, Zagat Guide. Now, restaurant-goers will find Weber´s ingenuity at Mason Street Grill. As one of the masterminds behind the creation of the restaurant at the historic Pfister Hotel, guests can reserve a distinct working view of Mason Street Grill´s open kitchen while Weber creates some of the most exceptional meals found in Milwaukee.
Shaun Abbott, Sous Chef at Mason Street Grill
Shaun Abbott has more than seventeen years experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Born and raised in Georgia, Abbott started experimenting with food at a very young age. His professional culinary journey began as a line cook at Seven Sisters restaurant in Georgia, specializing in fine, Southern cuisine. For the next ten years, Chef honed his skills in Georgia kitchens focusing on fine dining and high end seafood, handpicked from the South Carolina Fishing boats.In 2008, Chef Abbott joined the team at Mason Street Grill at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI. Working alongside Executive Chef Mark Weber, Abbott creates innovative and seasonal menus, focusing on the freshest, highest quality ingredients available.
Becki McKenna, Events Manager
Becki McKenna graduated with honors from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2009. Prior to joining the team at Mason Street Grill, she spent three years learning the ins and outs of the service industry at The Anchorage at The Hilton Milwaukee River. In 2011, McKenna took on the role of private dining trainer and server at Mason Street Grill, where she successfully led all private dining events and was awarded “People Pleaser of the Month.” Just one year later, McKenna was promoted to Events Manager where she currently oversees the staff and event preparations and maintains guest relations.
Nicholas Herrera, Assistant Manager
Nicholas Herrera spent more than a decade at the famed American Club, providing Five-Diamond service and creating wonderful guest experiences. In November 2010, Herrera took on a leadership role at Mason Street Grill in which he was responsible for training and supervising staff. Herrera furthered his management skills as manager of Capitol ChopHouse before returning to The Pfister Hotel to take on the role of Food and Beverage Hotel Assistant Manager. Currently, Herrera serves as Assistant Manager at Mason Street Grill where quality guest experiences and staff relations are a top priority.