Albie and Chris Manzo from 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' will host contest to find a chef for new Hoboken restaurant
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Chris (L.) and Albie Manzo
HOBOKEN AND BEYOND -- Stars of Bravo’s hit reality show “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and the recent web series “Dining Out with the Manzos" Albie and Chris Manzo plan to co-host a competition to find an executive chef for their upcoming Hoboken restaurant, Little Town New Jersey.

As previously announced, the Manzo brothers are partnering with Michael Sinensky and Sean McGarr, owners of the acclaimed Village Pourhouse, SideBAR, Hudson Terrace, Little Town NY Union Square and Little Town NY Restaurant Row, to open the new restaurant in Hoboken serving locally sourced food and beverages this November.

“We thought it would be exciting to host a competition to find our executive chef,” says Albie Manzo. “We want to find a resident with extensive knowledge of New Jersey cuisine and local resources,” adds Chris Manzo.

The competition will be open to any chef who is a current New Jersey resident and wants to vie for a chance to be hired at the new location. Starting Oct. 4, applicants can submit a resume, bio, headshot and their favorite “New Jersey Inspired Dish” to

On Friday, Oct. 19, ten contestants will be selected and announced. The following week, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, the ten selected chefs will prepare two dishes for a panel of judges, including Albie and Chris Manzo, as well as accomplished Chef Rob Maccue at Little Town NY Union Square.

The dishes will be comprised of one item from the restaurant’s menu and the second will be their choice but will require them to include Cricket Hill Beer in the recipe. The judges will then select three finalists.

For the second round, the owners will host a private event on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Hudson Terrace where the three final contestants will prepare two different appetizers from the venue’s menu. Guests will then taste each one and vote on their favorite to help make the final decision.

“We think it’s important to get the public involved in the decision making process,” says Michael Sinensky. “We are looking forward to hiring a chef that is hand selected by the locals that make up this great state!”

Little Town New Jersey will be located at 310 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken, and boast a parkside and waterfront dining experience.

To read more about Hoboken, come back to the Hudson Reporter newspaper group, based in Hoboken, here at

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