Meet the family

Our Story


Fire and Ice isn’t just our name, its how every meal begins in our restaurant: “Fire” comes from our homemade bread, baked in our giant hearth oven and served warm. “Ice” comes from our fresh and crisp “Iced-Plate Salads.”

Fire and Ice on Toby Creek is Co-Owned by Executive Chef Gary Edwards, his wife Lisa, and Joe Fasula and his wife Sandy. Joe and Sandy Fasula became acquainted with Chef Gary Edwards when they attended cooking classes at the Radisson-Lackawanna Station Hotel where Gary served as the Executive Chef for over 6 years. As the relationship between Gary, his wife, Lisa, and Joe and Sandy grew into friendship, the opportunity for a partnership in a restaurant became clear. After reviewing other locations, the two families saw enormous potential in what is now known as Fire and Ice on Toby Creek.


Gary Edwards

Co-Owner & Executive Chef

Gary Edwards is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. After graduating in 1997, he became Executive Chef at the Ryah House. After three years, he moved to Fernwood Resort as the Executive Chef and Beverage Director. Following his five years there, he accepted the position at the Radisson overseeing Carmen’s Restaurant, Trax Bar and the renowned Lackawanna Station Banquet Facility.


Joe Fasula


Joe Fasula graduated from the University Of Scranton School Of Management in 1997 and entered his family’s business, Gerrity’s Supermarkets. In addition to his co-ownership in Fire and Ice on Toby Creek, Joe is currently the Vice President and Co-Owner of Gerrity’s 9 locations throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. Sandy Fasula, Joe’s wife, and mother to their three children, has an extensive background in food service and sales. She has a combined 15 years with Bevaco/US Foods, Affiliated Foods, Montage Foods and Pinnacle Cheese. Lisa Edwards is Gary’s wife. As mother to their three children, Lisa plays a vitally important supportive role to Gary’s profession.