Allen grew up in Port Clinton, OH, attending PC High School. It was during these years where he found his true passion was going to be in the hospitality business and took on several jobs in the food industry. But his love for food began much earlier, when he learned to cook a as child with his mother and Great-Grandmother. Upon graduating HS, Allen moved to Florida and started his full-time career in the hospitality industry working for Disney World… primarily at several restaurants at Magic Kingdom, where he stayed for 11 years. During his time at Magic Kingdom Allen worked his way up the ladder and was involved in training new cast members. Opportunities were offered to Allen taking him to Canada, where he continued working for Disney for 5 more years. Allen then decided make his way back home to Port Clinton, where he then found his way to Ciao Bella in 2015. He started as a sever and has worked his way up to Assistant Manager. During this time, Allen has enjoyed accommodating all of our guests’ needs and developing relationships with members of our community.