Tom “Chef” Stoner, Founder
Tom is all about passion. He’s passionate for quality, that attribute carried him through a career as executive chef in some of the most extraordinary, five-star resort hotels. Passion for great food; he’s always working on perfection. Passion for his family; not only his wife, Renee, and daughter, Malia, but also his Spoons family.
And he is passionate for Spoons and how it provides the opportunity to serve Fort Collins healthy options using local ingredients, whenever possible, and giving back to the community in many ways.
Tom loves living in Fort Collins and enjoys time outdoors biking, gardening, and spending time with family. And of course, he loves to cook.
Brandon Hocke, CEO
Brandon has worked with Spoons since November 2003 (when he stepped away for a year to work as a chef at the Greenbriar Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia).
He has worked in every position at Spoons, from counter server to driver to caterer — all the way to baker, store manager and, ultimately, general manager. As general manager, he assures all aspects of the business operate at maximum efficiency with the highest quality and accuracy.
He remains with Spoons because he loves what the company stands for: community, quality and a healthy lifestyle. Brandon has a passion for seeing the local food system thrive, a passion for living a healthy, active life and a passion for quality and doing things right, all things that Spoons embodies as part of its core values.
In his free time, Brandon goes to the gym four to five days a week, gardens and goes to the farmers market. He loves getting on his bike on a summer day, riding to one of Fort Collins’ many breweries and hanging out on the patio with a good beer.
Brandon attended CSU and has a bachelor’s degree in history.
Hannah LeMoine, General Manager
Hannah has been a Spoons team member since 2012 and is the General Manager that oversees all Spoons locations. Hannah has her Bachelor’s Degree from CSU in art with a concentration in sculpture. She enjoys the fast paced environment that is the restaurant industry and loves working with a local company, especially since she is a Fort Collins local born and raised. When she is not working, you can find her playing rugby, running with her two Aussie mutts, or escaping to the mountains, in every season! Her favorite item on the menu is the southwest spicy cheese-steak.
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Zach Kennedy, Manager
Zach started with Spoon’s in September of 2017. He came from Alabama with a large knowledge of food, specifically in southern BBQ. In his free time Zach enjoys hiking, walks with his dogs, and spending time with his girlfriend. Zach’s favorite item on the menu would be the Cranberry Maple Salad.
Ethan Young, Assistant Manager
Ashley Hart, Manager
Ashley has been with Spoons since June 2016. When she isn’t working, she can be found exploring one of the trails around Fort Collins, drawing, or reading a book with a cat in her lap. Ashley’s favorite items on the menu are the Beef Melt sandwich and our White Chicken chili soup.
Tonya Nicodemus, Manager
Tonya has been a member of Spoons since March 2018. Tonya’s favorite menu item is the Asian salad. She has her cosmetology license but has been been in the food industry for 10 years and has a passion for the food industry and fast pace environment. When Tonya is not at Spoons you can find her walking her dog or being with friends and family.
Kirsten Sicinski, Manager
Kirsten is a senior at Colorado State University majoring in English. When She is not at Spoons, you can find her reading, taking spontaneous road trips, or exploring the wonders of Fort Collins with friends! Kirsten’s favorite item on the menu is Grilled Cheese with Chipotle Mayo!
Maria Nateras, Assistant Manager
Maria has been with Spoons since May 2017. She enjoys listening to music and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite things on the menu are the Chicken Taco salad, the Kahlua Pork and Cabbage soup, and the Pesto Goat Cheese sandwich.
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Christian Scarsbrook, Manager
Christian became part of the Spoons family on February 3, 2018, bringing 10 years of food service experience to the table, along with his deep-rooted appreciation for the Colorado outdoors lifestyle. Christian hopes to play an integral role in communicating Spoons’ core values to both customers and staff by being a living, breathing example of what Spoons is all about – high-quality food, remarkable customer service, and a special devotion to our community.
Christian enjoys the personal connections that come from working in the fresh-food, fast-casual setting. “It’s not something you get in other industries.” His favorite menu items are the Pacific Northwest Lemon Pepper Salmon Salad and Chicken Chipotle Sandwich.