Growing up with a single mother who was a career waitress at places called The 95 House, Royal Diner, Anthony’s Steam Carriage, Light House Inn & Hughie’s among others put Woodfellas Pizza Owner, Robert “Bob” Currier, on a career path in the restaurant business from an early start.
One of Bob’s first working memories is spending Thanksgiving Day with his mother as a bus boy so they could spend the holiday together. Working his way up from his first job at a fast food place, Bob went from being a dishwasher, prep cook, line cook, to sauté & sous chef. He was was able to work under some very talented master chefs & picking up a few tricks in the kitchen, all along fine tuning his art of customer service. Which ultimately lead Bob to owning his own businesses.
His first restaurant opened in 2007, Babe’s Deli in Salem, which was named after his mother. In 2009 he consulted & co-founded Fireside Brick Oven Creations in Gales Ferry; and in 2011 he created The Rolling Tomato, A Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza Company with four mobile units & one 28’ orange food trailer anchored in Norwich creating The Yantic Mobile Food Park in 2012. The Rolling Tomato won The New London Day Reader’s Choice Award for Best Food Truck 4 years in a row in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. And in 2014, Bob opened a brick & mortar Rolling Tomato in Groton.
Now in 2018, Bob is onto his newest adventure both personally & professionally with the creation of Woodfellas Pizza & Wings at The Velvet Mill Location in Stonington Borough, CT. Starting with take-out & delivery using a modified delivery scooter. He has also forged a solid relationship with award winning Beer’d Brewery to provide Woodfellas Pizza’s food to their taproom.