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Our Team

Experienced, Proven Team

Events by Bruno’s caring and dedicated team is at the heart and center of every event we plan. Year-after-year, event-after-event, we receive rave reviews for our delicious food, impeccable service, and attention to detail.

Our family of professionals will ensure that the event planning process is stress-free and enjoyable. From start to finish, you can simply relish in the anticipation of your event…and then when the time comes, have a fabulous time with your guests.

We guarantee you’ll love working with our first-rate team.

John Fellin

John Fellin, President and CEO of Bruno’s on the Boulevard, joined the company in 1972 as a bus boy. During the past 44 years, he has held positions including dishwasher, waiter, bartender, Maitre D', banquet manager, and operating partner. In 1999, John became sole owner of Bruno's On the Boulevard.

John’s formula of purchasing the highest quality ingredients for the menu, hiring, training, and leading an excellent staff, and maintaining an impeccable venue has proven to be a winning formula for creating first-rate events. Recognized for his commitment to the hospitality industry and involvement in community service, John has received numerous awards during his career.

Chris Marrero

Events by Bruno’s is known for our spectacular events, and the genius behind every affair is General Manager, Chris Marrero. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Chris joined Events by Bruno's in 1999. Since that time, he has a proven track record as a motivational and passionate team leader, overseeing the staff and all aspects of every function managed by Events by Bruno’s.

Jhony Galeano

Assistant Manager
Working synergistically with and collaborating alongside Chris Marrero is Assistant Manager, Jhony Galeano. Jhony joined Bruno's in 2000 as a dish washer and kitchen helper, where his dedication and passion earned him a spot in the dining room as a server where he quickly became a captain. In 2004, Jhony was named banquet manager before stepping up and into his current role.

Luis Miranda

Executive Chef
Luis Miranda is responsible for the magic that happens in the kitchen! For the past 20 years, Luis has crafted the internationally diverse and exceptionally delicious food served by Events by Bruno’s. That's over a half million dinners! Attention to the details, dedication, and a drive for perfection is evident in our renowned menu.

Madeline Torres

Banquet Consultant
Madeline “Maddie” Torres, a part-time banquet consultant, is tirelessly committed to client and guest satisfaction, making her an invaluable member of our team. Whether serving as a banquet consultant or overseeing events as a service team captain, Maddie helps ensure a memorable event.

Don Mulhern and Michael Bianco

Maitre D
Both Don Mulhern and Michael Bianco began their careers at Events by Bruno's as bartenders, quickly rising to the management level as Maitre D's. They bring their combined 50 years of experience supervising catered affairs at Events by Bruno's to every event to make sure it’s an impeccable affair to remember.

Joann Linser

Business Office
For the past 17 years, Joann Linser has worked diligently behind-the-scenes to make sure that every detail of every event is flawlessly managed. In addition to bookkeeping, she works closely with our management and culinary staff to guarantee that every event is excellent. Joann’s dedication to our clients and their guests is evident in every affair we plan and host.

Sam Bruno

In 1962, Sam Bruno founded Bruno’s on the Boulevard as an intimate one-room operation, which quickly expanded to include a lobby area and a second banquet room. While no longer actively involved in the business, Sam’s dedication to excellence is the cornerstone of what is now a consistently sought after catering facility in the New York Metropolitan area. The vision cast by Sam over 50 years ago—to maintain a high quality facility with two banquet rooms, personalized service, and exceptional catering at affordable pricing—is the same today as it was a half a century ago. The entire Bruno’s team is honored to carry on the standard of excellence established by Sam.

We’d Love To Hear From You

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Call us now and let’s start planning your dream-come-true event. Our 50 years of experience has provided a wellspring of knowledge in event planning and catering—and also created an ever-growing list of satisfied clients and guests. Exceeding your expectations and executing a successful and flawless event is our expertise and passion.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Business Hours

1:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Seven Days a Week


​Events by Bruno's
88-25 Astoria Blvd.
Jackson Heights, NY 11369

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