RockSTAR March '16 - John Tomczyk | Spinato's Pizzeria

STAR stands for: Situation.Task.Action.Result!

The Spinato’s RockSTAR Award, implemented in March 2015, is an honor given to one restaurant manager each month that shows exemplary decision-making and leadership skills.

We select a manager who we believe has shown that he/she is able to confront a Situation or Task, take Action to handle the circumstances, and anticipate the impact (Result) of those actions taken. Our RockSTARs not only do what is expected of them, but go above and beyond when making decisions that affect not only themselves and the restaurant, but their employees and our valued guests.


John came aboard our Family Headquarters team when we found ourselves in need of a manager for our Spinato’s Family Kitchen (SFK).  The SFK is our commissary area where all of our dough and pizza sauce is made, as well as slicing all of our Italian meats.  Three or four times a week, the SFK makes deliveries to our locations to drop off all of the items necessary to make our pizzas, sandwiches, salads and beyond!  This means that without John (or the rest of our SFK crew that he manages), our restaurants literally could not function!

John is a big kidder and is always making us laugh.  He’s a big outdoorsman, and no one is more prepared for a zombie apocalypse than John!  He may be a little bit picky about where everything goes (we wouldn’t dare put a single spice out of order!) but we wouldn’t have it any other way – the SFK runs cleanly and smoothly week after week, even when we throw curve-balls at them.  John has undertaken huge reorganizing projects, and is always on top of whatever comes his way.  John is more than deserving of this award – our SFK has never been more organized or efficient.  And to celebrate, we even got him a brand new truck! 😛

Thanks for all you do, John.  We know you don’t really like the spotlight, but you certainly deserve it.  Congratulations!

Ken Spinato, John Tomczyk, and the brand new SFK truck!