Bill Campbell

Bill was raised in Edmonton, Canada. Aside from his role as a founding partner of Topping Rose House, he is currently a Senior Advisor to the Chairman of JPMorgan Chase, where he previously served as Chairman of Chase Card Services.  Campbell was also Chairman of Visa International, where he led the organization to the largest IPO in US history and prior was CEO of Citigroup’s Global Consumer Business.  He is also President of Sanoch Management, a consulting and investment firm he formed in 2000.

An avid supporter of the arts, Campbell is Vice Chairman of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and is a member of the executive committee of The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation.

Simon Critchell

Simon was born and raised in England. His career in luxury goods has spanned over 30 years and four different countries beginning with the Luxury Division of L’Oréal in Paris. He spent 15 years with the Richemont Group as CEO of Cartier North America, and then CEO of Alfred Dunhill in London. He left the group in 2006 to devote his skills to helping businesses small and large, while leaving a little time for himself.

Although both men have known each other since the late 80’s, Simon partnered with Bill Campbell for the first time in 2003 on a smaller investment. That positive experience led to Topping Rose House, this new and exciting project in which they are equal partners.

 

Tom Colicchio

Born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ, Tom Colicchio made his New York cooking debut at prominent restaurants including The Quilted Giraffe, Gotham Bar & Grill, Rakel, and Mondrian. He opened Gramercy Tavern with Danny Meyer in 1994 and in 2001, he opened the critically acclaimed Craft. Ten years later, there are Craft restaurants in New York and Los Angeles; Craftsteak in Las Vegas; Craftbar in New York and Los Angeles; Colicchio & Sons and Riverpark in New York; and ‘wichcraft sandwich shops across the country. Tom is the recipient of five James Beard Foundation awards including the 2010 Outstanding Chef award and, since 2006, he has served as head judge on Bravo’s hit reality cooking series “Top Chef.” Tom is also the author of three cookbooks, Think Like a Chef (2000), Craft of Cooking (2003), and ‘wichcraft (2009).

TY KOTZ

Ty Kotz brings his extensive culinary experience to the restaurant at Topping Rose House, where he is Executive Chef. Growing up in a small town outside Cleveland, Ohio, Ty was encouraged to pursue a career in cooking by his mother who took pride in preparing wholesome meals for her family and cultivated a vegetable garden at their home, instilling in him a reverence for fresh ingredients and a passion for cooking at an early age. Beginning in 1998, Ty worked at Oceana for one year before accepting a line cook position at Danny Meyer’s Tabla under Executive Chef Floyd Cardoz. Ty left Tabla for two years to work under Chef Laurent Tourendel at Cello, solidifying his classic French technique.

He returned to Tabla in 2003 and was promoted to Executive Sous Chef and eventually Chef de Cuisine. Through former colleagues, Ty was connected with Chef Colicchio’s team and learned of their plans for Topping Rose House. A long-time admirer of Colicchio's straightforward cooking style, Ty was excited about the prospect of working with the acclaimed chef and returning to his agricultural roots. Kotz gathers inspiration daily from the produce grown on the property’s farm, and sources other ingredients from local farmers, ranchers and day boat fishermen.

 

LANDY LABADIE

As Director of Food & Beverage, Landy Labadie brings not only a passion for hospitality but also invaluable experience to Topping Rose House. Originally from Northern New Jersey, Landy headed south to attend Florida State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in economics. Instead of pursuing a career in finance, Landy’s interest in food & beverage lead him to Miami where he accepted a position as General Manager at Estefan Enterprises. Landy spent the next five years managing and operating some of southern Florida’s finest restaurants and hotels including the Grove Isle Hotel and Spa, Chispa Restaurants and Mia at Biscayne. Landy’s hard work and dedication lead the Miami New Times to name him one of 2006’s “Top 50 Savvy Single Business People in Miami.”

In 2008, Landy returned to New York as Director of Food & Beverage at the Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina where he oversaw all food and beverage operations at the historic resort including room service, private dining and catering. Before joining the Topping Rose House team, Landy served as the Corporate Director of Food and Beverage Operations for the St. Thomas Restaurant Group. Under his direction, STRG grew into the largest restaurant group in the Virgin Islands, expanding to include 10 distinct restaurants located within luxury resorts.

CASSANDRA SHUPP

Growing up in a small town outside Philadelphia, Shupp spent much of her childhood baking with her mother. From a young age, her artistic side showed, especially in the kitchen as she enjoyed creating beautiful desserts. After earning her Bachelors degree in visual arts from North Carolina State University, she moved to New York City in 2009 to pursue her passion for baking and enrolled in the career pastry program at the Institute of Culinary Education.

After graduation, Shupp honed her professional skills in renowned New York City kitchens including chef Daniel Boulud’s DB Bistro Moderne and Bar Boulud, before moving on to on to Gramercy Tavern where she worked closely with acclaimed pastry chef Nancy Olson. When Shupp felt she was ready for the next step in her career, she left to become head pastry chef at The French Culinary Institute’s restaurant, L’Ecole, in late 2011. She took on the role with enthusiasm, redesigning the dessert menu with each season.

Shupp was connected with chef Colicchio’s team through a fellow pastry chef and learned about the position they were looking to fill at Topping Rose House. She was excited by the prospect of working closely with the acclaimed chef and by the access to the fresh ingredients from the property’s farm. The pastry program at Topping Rose House is inspired by the produce grown on-site and the local farmers’ bounty. Whether she is preparing a tart or fresh ricotta cheese served with her brunch pastry basket, she makes all baked goods and accompaniments in house. When she is not in the kitchen, Shupp enjoys reading cookbooks, taking her dog to the local beaches and exploring her Hamptons surroundings.

 

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