Our Team



Michael Jacober was born and raised in Rhode Island and his love of food began in his mom’s garden. He spent summers working at the Clarke Cooke House in Newport, RI and – after graduating from Penn State with a degree in Restaurant Management – Michael moved to Paris to pursue his culinary passion. Next stop was NYC, where Michael continued working in kitchens (Per Se, Insieme, Annisa, and Franny’s) before launching The Morris Truck in 2011. Glady’s was soon to follow, opening its doors in 2013. When not on the truck or at the restaurant, Michael can be found helping out his wife at Queens Farm.

Matteo Potenza


Matteo grew up in Smithfield, Rhode Island and learned a love of cooking at an early age from his father, Bob Potenza. He spent his childhood cooking, foraging, gardening and making wine with his father. After spending several years in the natural foods industry, he pursued a career in cooking upon arrival in New York City. He learned a mixture of new and classic techniques from Sean Heller and Tim Dailey at Momofuku Noodle Bar, as well as the traditions of Shojin-Ryori and Kaiseki at Kajitsu under Ryota Ueshima and Hiroki Odo. When he’s not cooking, Matteo likes to hike, read, play drums and skateboard.

Shannon Mustipher

Beverage Director

Shannon’s passion for crafting and serving drinks begin with her first barista gig in Providence, RI while studying Painting at RISD. After graduation, she made and exhibited her art before moving to NYC in 2003, taking up work as a props and wardrobe assistant by day and bartender by night. When she is not penning drink recipes, tinkering with cocktails, or exploring NYC’s bar and restaurant scene, Shannon enjoys raising a vegetable garden, cooking with friends, and collecting “too many books”.

John Burnham


John Burnham was born on a racehorse and bok choy farm in the California desert. His love of food and community was fostered while growing up in the culturally rich SF Bay Area, where his sense of service evolved in the incomparable dining rooms of Dona Tomas, Pizzaiolo, and Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse. After reaching Gotham and exploring opportunities to contribute to our storied food culture, John is delighted to have joined Glady’s in creating something thoughtful and sincere. Outside of the restaurant, John indulges in exploring music culture, working on his bicycle, and practicing the Shaolin Kung Fu of his master Y.C. Chiang.


Village Voice Review

NY Daily News Review

PRI Radio Feature

Brooklyn Magazine

Brooklyn Based

Daily Candy – Best Restaurants 2013

New Yorker — Table for Two

NY Magazine — Taste Test: Eight New Rotisserie Chickens

Daily Candy — Glady’s Opens in Crown Heights

Grub Street — Glady’s First Look

788 Franklin Avenue Brooklyn, NY
(718) 622-0249

Dining and Takeout Hours:
Monday / Tuesday 12:00 – 3:00, 5:30 – 11:00
Wednesday / Thursday 5:30 – 11:00
Friday 12:00 – 3:00, 5:30 – 12:00
Saturday 12:00 – 3:00, 5:30 – 12:00
Sunday 12:00 – 3:00, 5:30 – 10:30

Kitchen stops serving 30 minutes before close.