MEET THE TEAM
Skip's employs nearly 40 people, and employees have a habit of becoming family here.
Rhonda Sobecki - Owner
Skip's son, Bret, and his wife, Rhonda, purchased the restaurant from Skip & Barb in 2005. They may have dropped the "Other Place" from the name, but they worked hard to continue the tradition of quality food and service set forth by Bret's parents.
Bret and Rhonda utilized a portion of their property in 2009 and created Skip's Open-Air European Farmer's Market, which features fresh produce, cheeses, pastries, breads, jams, sauces, sausages, seasonings, jewelry, clothing, pottery, glassware, photography, food, beverages, and more. The market, which is on a waiting-list-only for vendors, is open 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. every Saturday & Sunday, mid-May to mid-October.
Bret meets delivery drivers, performs maintenance, and starts the prime rib's slow roasting process most days. Rhonda manages the books, the Market, and coordinates events & catering. She also prepares the majority of our delicious desserts and works front-of-the-house, too! Bret and Rhonda's daughter, April, is a therapist, but still works in the restaurant occasionally.
Matt Sobecki - Owner
After years of working various positions throughout the restaurant, Rhonda and Bret's son, Matt, became a third-generation owner with his parents in 2013. Lucky for us, he inherited his family's skills in the kitchen, and remains as active an owner as his parents & grandparents before him, running the kitchen and cooking nearly every night. Matt's level-headed nature makes him a natural at navigating the high-pressure task of running a restaurant with so many decades of high expectation to uphold.
A small, but dedicated team works to keep things coordinated behind the scenes. The majority of the team of managers here at Skip's have been with the Sobecki family for a decade or more.
Mary Conlin & Anthony Chisholm are both kitchen managers. They work closely with Matt to keep the back of the house in line, and delicious food moving efficiently from our kitchen to you.
Tiffany Livengood can be found at the host stand most nights, and manages all front of house staff and operations.
Gabriella Schwarz, the newest member of the management team, took over bar management this spring.