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Tasha O'Hara


Tasha O'Hara has been a part of ATOM Hospitality Group since 1995 when she worked as a waitress at the Tav on the Ave and eventually became the general manager. In 2001 she moved back to her hometown, Chicago, with hopes to one day open a pizzeria with family and friends. In 2003 Tasha and her husband moved back to the Mankato area and in 2006 she opened Dino's Pizzeria with partners Chris and Patrick Person. In addition to Dino's Pizzeria, Tasha also runs ATOM Hospitality Group with Chris and Carter.


Chris Person


Chris Person started his career working Saturday mornings at his mother's restaurant, Adrian's. He worked at the restaurant until 1984 when he left Adrian's and went to manage the Corner Malt Shop in downtown Mankato. In 1988 Chris and brother Patrick remodeled the old Stone Toad on Madison Avenue and opened the legendary Tav on the Ave. In addition to Tav on the Ave, Chris also runs ATOM Hospitality Group with his son Carter and business partner Tasha O'Hara.


Carter Person


Carter Person, a visionary entrepreneur, is the epitome of hospitality leadership as part owner of ATOM Hospitality Group alongside his father, CJ (Chris) Person. Growing up immersed in the restaurant industry, Carter honed his skills from an early age, learning the ropes of the business under his father's guidance. With a passion for innovation and a deep understanding of the industry's intricacies, Carter has played an instrumental role in expanding the company's portfolio and cementing its reputation for excellence in hospitality.

Jamie Gappa


With years of dedicated service, Jamie has been a backbone of Absolute Catering. From humble beginnings as a manager at Tav, his passion for culinary excellence propelled him to the forefront, where he now orchestrates every aspect of our operations with finesse and expertise. With a keen eye for detail and a flair for innovation, Jamie ensures that each event is a seamless culinary experience, earning him the admiration and trust of clients and colleagues alike.


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