Meet Our Team

Fernando Ramos

Head Chef

Fernando has been in the hospitality industry for over fifteen years. His passion for cooking seasonal, produce-driven meals and sharing them with warm, genuine hospitality was realized at Michelin starred, farm-to-table restaurants in San Francisco, Oakland and New York City. Fernando has since moved to Cincinnati and is so thrilled to be in a new city and to be a part of Mom 'n 'em.

Theresa Hill Ferrari

Mom

Mom is mom & nothing beats that!

Colin Shepherd

Cafe Leader & Supervisor

Colin has been in the coffee industry for nearly 8 years. In 2014, he started his first job in the industry at Coffee-Emporium while attending Xavier University. He learned the basic foundations of coffee here, but after a short lived first stint in Cincinnati, he decided to move back home to Toledo, Ohio. For nearly 6 years he worked as a barista and managed Plate 21, a bustling third wave coffee shop in Toledo, Ohio. His love for customer service, relational coffee, and the craft beverage industry as a whole began to grow. With a desire to learn and expand his skillset in the coffee industry, he moved back to Cincinnati with a dream to expand his knowledge of coffee and business management. Alongside having an obsession with coffee, Colin enjoys scotch, collects vintage watches, and plays an uncomfortable amount of video games!

Austin Ferrari

Co-Owner

Austin started young in the restaurant world. He worked up through FOH and BOH at reputable restaurants in Cincinnati, and found himself interested more in the steps of service, beverage, and management. at the age of 16, little ferrari started tasting, reading, and studying more about wine and viticulture, which led him to join the team at the iconic chez panisse restaurant in Berkely. during his years at chez panisse restaurant, austin acquired his associates in business at the city college of berkeley, traveled to europe multiple times to study wine, its origins, and the production. While leading the beverage program at Hillside Supper Club he acquired his sommelier certification through the court of Master sommeliers. austin opened provender coffee & food in 2015 and is currently expanding in cincinnati, where he is opening ferrari barber & coffee co. and mom 'n 'em coffee. While running all the outposts, austin also overseas all the operations and growth for the ferrari bros brand. 

Tony Ferrari

Co-Owner

Tony is a successful chef, restauranteur, and lifestyle personality. He was inspired to become a chef during his first kitchen job at age 13, washing dishes and making fresh pasta after school. He later graduated from culinary school at Johnson and Wales University, and worked at a variety of notable Miami restaurants before travelling to Europe to learn about old world technique and culinary traditions. Ferrari then received a James Beard and Jean Louis Palladin Foundation grant to travel to Thailand and the west coast to study holistic farming, cooking, and agriculture. Today he splits his time between San Francisco where he owns Hillside Supper Club and Provender Coffee, and his hometown Cincinnati where he owns Ferrari Barber & Coffee Co. and Mom' N' em Coffee. His current project is Ferrari Bros, a brand that represents real estate, lifestyle, hospitality, travel, and consulting. He can be found riding his ducati, at food and wine events, or tinkering with his vintage car collection.