The Palm Too FamilyGreat people who know how to make every guest feel at home are the difference between a restaurant and an enduring tradition. Learn more about the familiar faces that bring your Palm to life.
Christopher SwattGeneral Manager
The Palm recruited General Manager Chris Swatt fresh out of Paul Smith’s College in 1986, which afforded him the opportunity to be mentored early in his career by Palm legends John Blandino in Chicago and Gigi Delmaestro in Los Angeles. Chris is a proud father and avid sports fan – a former New York State Basketball official with a passion for golfing. Chris beams, saying “Our guests will tell you Palm Too is a legendary New York restaurant with unbelievable food and great service. Everybody leaves with a smile.” Regulars know to ask the staff – many of them 30-year-plus old timers – for off-menu, historic dishes like Shrimp Bruno or Chopped Tomatoes and Onions, and can often be found packing the bar while catching up on the latest with Chris and the rest of their Palm family.
Bella KapanadzeAssistant General Manager
Daniel MisitiExecutive Chef
Maureen CookJoined The Palm Family 1979
Biagio IanneciJoined The Palm Family 1979
Juan PenaJoined The Palm Family 1981
Nick DiciccoJoined The Palm Family 1982
Cristiano PiscinaJoined The Palm Family 1985
Pasko "Pasquale" Camaj (right)Joined The Palm Family 1986
Porfirio Humberto DiazJoined The Palm Family 1991
Mario JimenezJoined The Palm Family 1994
Franco FerrariJoined The Palm Family 1997
Leonard AndersonJoined The Palm Family 2000
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