Our People

Jim Weaver

Jim Weaver has cooked professionally since 1980. He trained in Italy and the Caribbean and has led some of the top restaurants in New Jersey.

Jim is the founder of Slow Food Central New Jersey. Slow Food is an international  organization that serves to preserve and promote local food producers, traditions, and flavors.
You can read Jim's story and the story of New Jersey's local food movement in his book, Locavore Adventures: One Chef’s Slow Food Journey (Rutgers University Press, 2012).

Jim has won the following awards, among others:
  • Chef of the Year 2002 from Share Our Strength
  • Five Star Diamond Award from The Academy of Hospitality Sciences
  • Dirona-Distinguished Restaurants of North America
  • Best Chef America by the BCA Guide.

Jim also serves on the Board of Directors for The New Jersey Restaurant Association. He is the Restaurant Liaison for the Governor's Council on Tourism.
Plus, he is a director for The Hunterdon-Princeton Chaine des Rotisseurs.
After all these years he still holds the role of co-leader of Slow Food Central New Jersey.

A New Jersey native, Jim attended New Hampshire College for Hotel Restaurant Management. 
With such a résumé, it's no wonder Jim's food is fresh, seasonal, meticulously executed and, whenever possible, local. 
Contact Jim  to learn more. 
Heather Mackenzy 
Director of Catering 
Heather Mackenzie fell in love with the hospitality industry while working on her degree in psychology.
After school, she became a weight loss counselor. Luckily for us, the restaurant world lured her back.

Heather has worked at Tre Piani for five years as our floor manager before she was promoted to the Director of Catering.
She knows the ins and outs of event management. From ordering the flowers to setting the tables to timing the band, Heather understands how to deal with every aspect of running an event.
Heather is passionate about fresh, wholesome food, and about orchestrating the perfect event. Have a chat with her and see for yourself.