Landmark Family Portraits: Jerry, Andrea, Fares, Meredith, and Bonnie

In the second installment of Landmark Family Portraits, we meet five of the stars that keep the Stone House at Stirling Ridge operating as one of the best restaurants and wedding venues in New Jersey.

 

Jerry Villa

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Name:
Jerry Villa

Position:
Executive Chef

Years with Landmark Hospitality:
18+

Originally From:
The “walk-in”

Proudest life moment…
Seeing my children “becoming” adults.

Astrological Sign
Capicorn

Favorite Food Memory…
Going to Cipriani’s in Venice

What do you do when not working?
Dachshund time! I have 4 rescue Dachshunds.


Fares Batarseh

faresName:
Fares Batarseh

Position:
Assistant Restaurant Manager

Years with Landmark Hospitality:
6 years

Originally From:
Born in Jordon, grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts

Proudest life moment…
Graduating from NJIT with my Chemical Engineering Degree

Astrological Sign
Pisces

Favorite Food Memory…
Eating spaghetti with meat sauce with my family and then flicking a piece of meat from the sauce with my fork on my Fathers forehead.

What do you do when not working?
Dine with my girlfriend and mother and playing Rummy 500 with them, playing billiards, Texas hold’em, or video games with my friends.


Andrea Tarantula

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Name:
Andrea Tarantula

Position:
Restaurant Manager

Years with Landmark Hospitality:
8 years

Originally From:
West Orange, NJ

Proudest life moment…
That’s a little deep for no lead time

Astrological Sign
Virgo

Favorite Food Memory…
Italian Christmas Eve with my dad.

What do you do when not working?
Spend time with my fiancé Jason, my family, and Miss Bits (our cat).


Meredith Kuhn

meredithName:
Meredith Kuhn

Position:
Event Coordinator

Years with Landmark Hospitality:
2 years

Originally From:
Bound Brook, NJ

Proudest life moment…
Performing CPR that saved a life.

Astrological Sign
Virgo

Favorite Food Memory…
Baking cookies for the holidays with my mom.

What do you do when not working?
Hike with my dog and spend time with my friends and family.


Bonnie Schleimer

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Name:

Bonnie Schleimer

Position:
Event Stylist

Years with Landmark Hospitality:
6 months

Proudest life moment…
Getting a job and my own apartment in Manhattan after graduating from college.

Astrological Sign
Aquariuas

Favorite Food Memory…
Eating Croissants in Paris.

What do you do when not working?
I enjoy time with my family and friends