Tina Cormier Dining Room Manager at Jim’s Pizzeria
Chef Tharma was too busy to come out of the hot pizzeria when I visited, but Tina helped to tell his story as well as the story of Jim’s Pizzeria. Jim’s Pizzeria has been in downtown Belleville since 1968. Tharma has worked there for the last 21 years. He started out as hired help and worked his way up. 10 years ago, when Jim was ready to retire, Tharma was ready to take over and has been running the restaurant ever since.
Tina has been working at Jim’s just as long. She started within 2 months of Tharma all those years ago and says she will be happy to work at Jim’s until she retires! She does everything from managing the dining room to cooking and is the friendly face you will see when you walk in the door most days. She says they still use the original secret recipes for their pizza’s from the days when Jim ran it.