Paul Guarino

Paul Guarino


Colonial Inn


About Me

The Guarino Family

In 1972, the Guarino family, in the midst of their long successful run operating corporate cafeterias and executive dining rooms in downtown New York City, purchased their first catering hall in Old Tappan, New Jersey. Ten years later they introduced the Colonial Inn as the “jewel” of their portfolio. After 30 years the mission remains the same: ensure every client and each of their guests has a great time at a Colonial Inn affair. Simple and elegant banquet rooms, authentic homemade cuisine, and service that is warm and friendly are qualities that lend themselves to this formula for success.

Paul Guarino, Sr. graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1967 and was pastry chef for the Park Plaza in New Haven, Connecticut. Shortly thereafter he joined the family business as the Executive Chef for Mr. G’s Restaurant in New York City. From 1969 to 1978, he held the position of the Vice President of Operations of the Guarino Food Service in New York City. He is a winner of the prestigious Crystal Pineapple Award for Catering Excellence in 1987, and his progressive and innovative approach in providing for the ever-changing tastes of his clientele has ensured their satisfaction.


About the company

Colonial Inn invites you to experience the style and elegance that has been the hallmark of our facility for forty years. Family owned and operated for three generations, we take pride in every event, treating each one as a new opportunity for igniting creativity and imagination. For inspired weddings, social and corporate events, Colonial Inn sets the standard for a truly unforgettable experience. At Colonial Inn, dates available for short-term or off-season bookings are offered at exceptional value. For availability or more information on these special reduction rates, please contact us.

Contact Information



545 Tappan Road, Norwood, New Jersey 07648
United States