Director of Operations
Union Square Hospitality Group
Terry Coughlin is the Director of Operations of Maialino, Marta, Caffe Marchio and Vini e Fritti. A native of New Jersey, Terry moved west in 1989 to attend California State University, Fullerton, where he received a degree in education. It was during college that Terry had his first taste of the hospitality industry, working in several restaurants. He officially realized his love for food and wine when, after saving up money for six months, he took his mother to Spago and ordered a bottle of 1982 Chateau Margaux.
In 1997, Terry moved back to the East Coast and immediately began working at Gramercy Tavern, spending seven years at the restaurant as a server and captain. In 2004, Terry joined Tabla as the Wine and Service Director, and three years later he was promoted to Assistant General Manager. In fall of 2007, Terry was named General Manager at Tabla, a position he held until joining the Maialino opening team in 2009. As the General Manager of Maialino, Terry was integral to the restaurant’s launch and subsequent success, and was named a Managing Partner in 2012. In 2014, along with Executive Chef/Partner Nick Anderer, Terry opened Marta at The Redbury New York. He became the Director of Operations of both Marta and Maialino in 2016. In August 2017, he went on to open Caffe Marchio and Vini e Fritti, also located at The Redbury New York.