BRING IT! JOIN the TSB TEAM!

We bring it everyday – pulling the best from each other.

Teamwork isn’t just practiced at Tompkins Square Bagels – it’s perfected. We make each day great – together. We create and encourage an exciting work atmosphere with a culture focused on family, fun and the local community. We make incredibly great and delicious, fresh high-quality food daily, resulting in what many call a cult-like following in the local area. Our two locations are extremely team driven, where we foster personal and meaningful connections within our communities.

 

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TSB TEAM MANAGERS

Christopher Pugliese  Owner & Operator - Ave A.

Frank Russo General Manager & Director Catering - Ave A.

Frank Russo is the General Manager and the Director of Catering Operations for Tompkins Square Bagels.  Frank has worked in food service since the age of 14.  Frank worked through high school and college in some famous deli's such as Carnegie and Stage Deli.  Frank continued his culinary education in The New York Restaurant School where he graduated with a formal Culinary Degree.  Frank graduated from New York Tech with a degree in Hospitality Management.

He has also worked in the corporate dining world for Compass Group running the following locations, University of Arizona, Raytheon and in Higher Education at Saint Johns University and Columbia University running the Resident Dining Programs.

Frank lives in Brooklyn New York and is a dedicated father.

Giovanni Penafiel Hospitality Specialist - 2nd Ave.

Our hospitality King, Gio brings over 20 years of NYC restaurant experience to the TSB team.  Gio has been making people smile at some of NYC's most well known restaurants including Casa Bella, Paza Notte, Loft,  Monument Lane.  He was also headed up the East Village's own  Mercadito as General Manager.

Gio joined the TSB family in 2015.  He brought a contagious positive energy and can do attitude which quickly rubbed off on our staff.  His goal is simple: Do whatever it takes to make our guests feel welcome and happy.  We consider ourselves lucky to have him.

What our customers are saying!

Hand rolled, kettle boiled and oven baked daily on premises!

Tompkins Square Bagels are simply the best you can get!