The Team

Karen Jefferies, General Manager

Karen started working at MB&G in the fall of 2010 as a part time server while attending Ramapo College & quickly fell in love with the industry. As time went on she found herself working through many different jobs at the restaurant – hosting, serving, bartending, expediting the kitchen and assistant managing at both Allendale & Mahwah Bar & Grills. She was promoted to General Manager in September of 2014 and couldn’t be happier with her career. She loves working with the Kunisch family & continues with their teachings each day.

Lou Cordero, Head Chef

Lou has always been passionate about cooking – He began his career in Fox Woods Casinos before working at AB&G as a line cook in July of 2000. After a couple years, he became Chef Pierre’s right hand man as Sous Chef. They collaborated as a team and escalated flavors to new heights. Lou was then promoted to Head Chef of MB&G in the early fall of 2015 where he thrives & continues to bring a fresh palate daily. Receiving positive feedback allows him to leave with a smile on his face after each shift.

Miriam Darby, Assistant Manager

Miriam lives in Ramsey with her husband, Luke. She and Luke have always shared a love for the restaurant industry and started working together in 2011. Miriam graduated from Rockland Community College with a degree in hospitality/restaurant management. Consequently, she found comfort in the Mahwah Bar & Grill family built by the Kunisch’s. She began as a waitress and continued as a hostess, bartender and then as an assistant manager. She feels that the best part about the job is making each guest feel as though they have just been on a mini vacation, leaving full of good food and happy as a clam!