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Meet the Adele’s Nashville Team

Jonathan Waxman
Jonathan WaxmanPresident / Founder, WaxStone Group
Jonathan Waxman is a native Californian whose family nurtured him in the food arts from an early age. He received the Grand Diplôme from La Varenne School in Paris and mentored with Alice Waters at Berkeley’s legendary Chez Panisse before graduating to Executive Chef of Michael’s in Santa Monica. In 1984 Jonathan made his mark in New York with the iconic Jams, which he followed up with a string of successes in New York, London and Napa Valley. Today, Jonathan is chef and owner of Barbuto in Manhattan’s West Village and Jams in 1 Hotel Central Park. In 2014, he opened Nashville restaurants, Adele’s and Bajo Sexto, with partners Howard Greenstone and Ken Levitan and is a founding partner of Nashville’s Music City Food + Wine Festival. Brezza Cucina, Jonathan’s Italian concept, opened in Atlanta’s Ponce City Market in fall 2015 and Waxman’s, Jonathan’s most recent venture, opened in San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square in March 2016. Jonathan is a judge on Bravo’s Recipe for Deception and has appeared on two seasons of Top Chef Masters. He works closely with many charities, including Citymeals-on-Wheels and Alex’s Lemonade Stand. He is the author of cookbooks, A Great American Cook and Italian, My Way. Jonathan currently lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.
Howard Greenstone
Howard GreenstonePresident / Co-Founder, WaxStone Group
As President and Co-Founder of WaxStone Group Restaurant Collection, Howard Greenstone together with Chef and Restaurateur Jonathan Waxman own and operate restaurants in New York City, Nashville, Atlanta and San Francisco. Greenstone is also a strategic advisor of Marcus Samuelsson Group.

Previously, Greenstone was President and Chief Executive Officer of Rosa Mexicano restaurants, where he was a key leader in charting the restaurant group’s ambitious and strategic plans for national growth, created a proprietary series of on-site cooking classes and launched the company’s first commercial product line, RM Kitchen.

Prior, Greenstone was Vice President of Dry Dock Restaurants in Weehawken, NJ, and Director of Operations of Sfuzzi restaurants in 10 states. Greenstone began his career in restaurant hospitality and management with the Grand Hyatt in New York and Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, CT. He later served as opening general manager of Aquavit restaurant in New York City. In 2009, he was named to the Board of Directors for STREETS International. He has been a featured speaker at notable culinary events including the FOOD & WINE Classic at Aspen.

Kim Brostowin
Kim BrostowinCatering and Events Director
Kim Brostowin is the Catering and Events Director at Adele’s, a farm-to-fork restaurant offering New American dishes located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Drawing from her upbringing in Houston and San Antonio, Kim has worked in the hospitality and customer service industries since the age of 16. She has done everything from hosting, serving, bartending, training, sales and managing. Kim spent 5 years working in the Food & Beverage Department at two different Marriott hotels, which is where she really began to understand how to succeed in the industry. In 2013, Kim moved to Nashville and became general manager at a local pub in town. Shortly after, however, she found a home at Adele’s and took on the role as the Catering and Events Director. Her current position combines the best parts of all her former positions and she really enjoys working with such a great team.