Republic Restaurant Consulting is run by Edward Aloise, a chef and former restaurant owner in Manchester, New Hampshire, most recently known for Elm Street restaurants Republic Cafe and Campo Enoteca.
Ed began working in restaurants at a young age. He and his wife Claudia Rippee met while working at the iconic Walrus restaurant in Boulder Colorado in the 70s. They married and continued working in the industry both in Colorado and in New York City. Throughout the 80s, Ed worked for a major New Hampshire restaurant corporation. In 1990, he and Claudia opened their first restaurant in Manchester—Cafe Pavone. Cafe Pavone was the first retail space to break ground in the Millyard, a pivotal moment in the development of that area, making Ed and Claudia urban pioneers and earning them the Key to the City Award. Cafe Pavone was located where the restaurant Cotton now resides.
In 1994, Ed and Claudia were invited to open The Milltowne Grill at Manchester/Boston Regional Airport, which they operated for 19 years. In 2010, they made their way to Elm Street with the opening of Republic Cafe—the first farm-to-table restaurant in the state of New Hampshire. In 2012, they were nominated by the James Beard Foundation for Best Restaurateurs. In 2014, they opened sister restaurant Campo Enoteca as an authentic Roman trattoria. In 2022, they decided to begin focusing on other pursuits—Claudia focusing on her artwork and Ed resurrecting his role as a restaurant consultant, with Republic Restaurant Consulting being born.
With extensive experience owning and operating several concepts, Ed is passionate about helping restaurateurs in New Hampshire and throughout New England open and run successful restaurants. He also loves to write. Keep up with his food blog, Mise En Place, on the Manchester Ink Link website.