Meet Our Team

FOUNDED BY TWO DELAWARE NATIVES WITH A PASSION FOR PASTRIES AND A DESIRE TO KNOW WHERE THEIR FOOD COMES FROM, DE LA COEUR IS A FRENCH-INSPIRED CAFE WITH LOCALLY SOURCED, SUSTAINABLY PRODUCED FOOD – ALL MADE WITH LOVE.

Gretchen Sianni

Chef/Owner

Gretchen Sianni is a University of Delaware graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management and a certificate from Le Cordon Bleu in Baking and Pastry Arts. She has been immersed in the restaurant business for over 7 years.

Alex Sianni

Owner

Alex Sianni has been working in the fine wine industry for more than 15 years, cultivating relationships with winemakers of bio-dynamically and sustainably farmed wines. He has also worked in restaurants in three countries. He loves to eat whatever Gretchen puts on the table.

Adam Gochnour

Chef de partie

Adam Gochnour was born and raised in Staten Island, NY. Has lived in Delaware for 9 years. Graduated from Ashworth University with a business degree. When asked what his favorite food/drink at the cafe was he said `` Quad shot americano with Vanilla + creme & a breakfast sandwich, EXTRA aioli``. in his spare time he makes terrible music, creates delicious food, and does sleight of hand magic. His cat Sylvia is cooler than yours.

Mercades Allison

Server/Barista

Mercades Allison was born in Delaware, graduated from Delaware College of Art and Design with an associates degree in graphic design. She also has been working at AIDS Delaware for the last 5 years as their head graphic designer. When asked what her favorite drink at the cafe was she said `` mocha, caramel, brown sugar, 4 shot, 8 oz, breve latte, also known as the foxy latte!`` She loves to go on adventures with her dog moe, workout with her girlfriend, and help find homes for animals in need.

Susanne Grimmer

Stephen Brown

Amanda Coppola

Monica Burke

Partners

Where Our Food Comes From

La Colombe Coffee Roasters

Philadelphia, PA

Against the Grain Farm

New Castle, DE

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