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CATERING DIRECTOR & OWNER
Tasha O'Hara has been a part of the Mankato Independent Originals family 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 Absolute Custom Catering with Chris and Patrick.
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 Absolute Custom Catering with his brother Patrick Person and partner Tasha O'Hara.
Patrick Person started his career working Saturday mornings at his mother's restaurant, Adrian's. He worked in the restaurant business until he left for the Army in 1982. He returned to Adrian's to manage the restaurant until 1988 when Patrick and brother Chris remodeled the old Stone Toad and opened the legendary Tav on the Ave. Then in 2001, Adrien's closed their doors and Patrick opened The Neighbor's Italian Bistro. Patrick also runs Absolute Custom Catering with his brother Chris Person and partner Tasha O'Hara.