founder & ceo entrees unlimited
Born in San Jose, California I learned to cook at age 8, for my brothers and sisters. When I turned 10 I bought a Popcorn Machine for $50.00. I helped my mother at her snack shop at the Village Faire Antiques in Aptos California on the weekends. I was making Big money $14.00 a day!
I attended Archbishop Mitty High School and Graduated (barely) in 1970. From there, I joined the US Naval Air Reserve. I was blessed enough to marry the love of my life in 1973, Pam.
My Family Owned Time Market in San Jose, and later my Dad opened The Round House Delicatessen in Campbell. In 1976 I Opened Felton Deli and Cheese Farm, in Felton California with my brother Patrick. Things were going great, but we were caught in the “Love Creek Flood” January 2, 1982 and I lost everything I owned.
We had two kids and I had no job, so I decided to start Catering in my Dad’s Family room, and serviced my first corporate customer, Sony Corporation on Old Oakland Road. The words Corporate Catering hadn’t been invented yet! Six months later I rented a building in San Jose, and proceeded to build a kitchen-commissary. This was the beginning...
In 1999 I joined my cousin Sam Carlino, John Costa, Tom Francois and Alfredo Croce in hosting a cooking show called, “Who’s Cookin’”, which aired for 13 years! I am grateful that I have the opportunity to share my love of cooking with the world.
I was blessed to have two more kids, and have now been married for 47 years, to Pam. Entrees Unlimited has been a leader in Corporate Catering in the Silicon Valley, and it’s been a wild ride!
I am an active supporter of Tuolumne Trails Camp in Groveland, Ca. A place where people with Medical disabilities can experience the Outdoors in a way like no other.
Another passion is “Operation Freedom Paws” in Morgan Hill, Ca. A place where Veterans and their families dealing with PTSD can enhance their lives with the addition of a Companion Dog.
I love being with my Family, boating, hot rodding and hunting.
Now, you know almost everything about me!
executive vice president
Tony Tolari is from Milpitas, California. He started his Career as an Industrial Carpenter. But while working on a roof project one day, he met the Owner of Entrees Unlimited Peter Carlino. With very little encouragement Tony’s interest peaked in the Corporate Catering Business and he joined Entrees Unlimited. Tony started out as a delivery driver over 25 years ago. But raised to the position of Vice-President of Operations within 18 months! He brings innovation and creativity to Entrees Unlimited. No one has more passion for doing his best than Tony!
He is happily married and has two beautiful and talented Daughters!
Senior vice president of sales and marketing
I have been Catering with Entrees Unlimited for more than 33 years!
Way back when, I started as a part time delivery person, but within a year I grew into the Sales and Marketing role.
Building trust and a bond with my customers has always been a number one priority. I have a passion for cooking, and you could probably tell that if you came to my house and saw my Cookbook Library with over 1500 cookbooks!
I loved creating recipes so much that I became a partner in a famous cooking show, “Who’s Cookin?” It ran for 13 years and we made over 250 half-hour shows!! What a great time that was!
One thing I pride myself in, is support for my customers for special dietary dishes. I love the opportunity to introduce new menus and dishes to our customers that taste great!
Good Wine, Good Friends, Good Times!
director of sales
Bryan was hired as a cook at Entrees Unlimited over 25 years ago. After 5 years of cooking with creativity, Bryan evolved into a Sales and Marketing position. He has developed a strong foundation with his customers. This foundation is built on trust, performance and quality. Bryan is from Central California, with a strong Portuguese background. He loves creating new dishes to tantalize your taste buds! Bryan is married with 3 wonderful daughters.
Eduardo Gonzales started as a prep cook with Entrees Unlimited over 22 years ago. He quickly rose through the ranks from line cook to Sous chef, and became Executive Chef within 2 years! Eduardo has a fantastic ability in the Kitchen and is well respected by his Team. He is creative and produces every meal to the best of his ability. He is creative and produces every meal to the best of his ability. He always keeps that same level of quality and has done it many times for 2,500-3,000 people in a single day! Eduardo has taught many of his co-workers how to be all they can be! Eduardo Gonzalez has always given 110% to Entrees Unlimited and our customers.
Lloyd comes to us from the islands of Hawaii and it shows in his Aloha spirit! Growing up with the Air Force, he has traveled the world and experienced many cuisines and cultures first hand. Starting as a delivery driver, Lloyd has built a strong connection with our team over the years. He is committed to ensuring quality and success in every order. Whether large or small.