Samantha Reiner is the General Manager of Porchlight, yet a bartender at heart.
A native to Morristown, New Jersey, Samantha first intended to become a social worker, but during her studies, she took on a part-time job as a restaurant host and immediately fell in love with the hospitality industry. From there, she worked various front and back of house positions and began to explore a career in the industry. Samantha later earned The Institute of Culinary Education’s Culinary Voice Scholarship, and it was during her time as a student of ICE’s Restaurant & Culinary Management program that she went on to trail at Porchlight before joining the team as a barback in 2015. In under three years, she advanced quickly, becoming a server, bartender, supervisor, manager, and ultimately the General Manager of Porchlight in 2018.