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Jacob Glowacki, executive chef of Del Mar SoCal Kitchen, found an interest in cooking from his father at a young age. Glowacki’s father taught him a lot about cooking, as well as showing him how to see joy in others enjoying the food you make. Later, he completed Columbus State Community College’s Chef Apprentice Program, while also earning an associate degree in hospitality management.
A native of Worthington, OH, Glowacki joined Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) in 2009, and began his career at Marcella’s Polaris. He later moved on to Marcella’s in the Short North Arts District, and then to the Pearl in Dublin before finding himself in his current role.
“Stay humble and keep your eyes and ears open,” Glowacki offers as advice to those interested in a career in restaurants and hospitality. “Don’t be afraid to be uncomfortable trying a new technique or food/cuisine; this is where you can truly grow.” Glowacki also says that his greatest lesson in his professional career has been to “run to challenging conversations. Not only does it show your willingness to help, but it is often the easiest way to defuse/change situations into a positive outcome.”
Glowacki still resides in Worthington, now with his fiancée, Stephanie, and dog, Bella. When he is not working, he enjoys trying new restaurants, playing with Bella & spending time in nature. Glowacki’s favorite CMR dish is the Hanger Steak from The Pearl. In his new role, Glowacki is most looking forward to teaching and growing his team, as well as exploring new and creative ways to feature some of his favorite cuisines.
Tea Corvi, general manager of Del Mar SoCal Kitchen, got her start with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) in 2014 as a server at Hudson 29 Upper Arlington. Since then, Corvi has held many positions in a range of CMR Specialty Concepts such as The Guild House, Lincoln Social Rooftop, The Pearl in both Dublin & Columbus and now, Del Mar SoCal Kitchen.
Corvi’s interest in the restaurant and hospitality industry started early in life. As a child, her family loved to dine out at unique restaurants, encouraging her to try different types of food. Her parents also loved to host their family at their home, both having a love for cooking. “I started as a host with a different company and fell in love with all the moving parts. Once I was hired with CMR, I realized it was meant for me,” Corvi says.
“DO IT!” Corvi says when asked what advice she has for those interested in pursuing a career in restaurants and hospitality. “There is so much opportunity for growth and knowledge. It’s so rewarding to make someone’s day through a good meal and genuine hospitality.”
A native of Hilliard, Ohio, Corvi has an associate degree in business management from Columbus State Community College. Her favorite CMR dish is the Hanger Steak from The Pearl. Outside of work, Corvi enjoys traveling, trying new recipes in the kitchen, hosting friends & family, and spending time with her bulldog, Ace. In her new role, Corvi most looks forward to continuing the success at Del Mar SoCal Kitchen and creating a fun & positive work environment for the Associates, as well as setting the next leaders up for success.