This building was constructed in the 1820’s as a carriage and sleigh manufacturing shop. The 1850’s brought about a blacksmith and horseshoe shop and it remained that until the early 1920’s, when it became the site of a wooden box builder. The 1930’s brought it back to the home of a horseshoe repair and a boat construction business. In 1948, the legendary Paul Trabold began his 50 plus years here with his auto repair shop; many of our customers remember driving their cars into what is now our dining room.
Who are we now? Joe’s Pasta Garage
Let’s start with Jamie Hunt, co-owner of JPG’s. Jamie started his career in the restaurant business at the age of 18. He was hired as a dishwasher by another local restaurant (Rosalie’s if you must know). It was through that position, and his initiative that he quickly made his way into the kitchen. He was given an opportunity to work on the line and his love for the culinary arts grew; eventually leading him to the
Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park. After Jamie graduated from the CIA in 1999, he did an externship in Vermont and then worked at Christies on the Lake. Before long Jamie found his way back to Rosalie’s and then The Lodge at Welch Allyn. He was hired as the chef here at JPG’s at its opening and has been creating the delicious food JPG’s is known for.
Another someone to know is the other co-owner, Kristin Hunt (formerly Binsack). Kristin, on the other hand, had virtually no experience in the restaurant industry. She is a graduate of Nazareth College of Rochester with a B.A. in Psychology (which comes in handy…) Her career began at the Sutherland Group in Syracuse. After a few years with them, Kristin made the move to the Skaneateles School District. When Jamie and Kristin decided to buy the restaurant it was not long before they discovered that Kristin was unable to keep the pace of two full time jobs, so it was the restaurant life they chose. Keeping in mind of course, that the extent of her exposure to the wonderful world of restaurants took place as a waitress in college, but Jamie reassures her that she has survived her first two years of boot camp. You can find Kristin manning the front at night and keeping the business running by day.