I am an extremely passionate guy who truly loves food and is willing to work as many hours necessary to ensure an amazing guest experience----whether it be one diner or one thousand.
People will, and do, enjoy my cuisine because it comes from a real and genuine place.
I am not in the kitchen I'm reading through cookbooks, dining at
various restaurants, frequenting Farmer’s Markets, and dreaming about
It’s not a job for me….it’s not a paycheck. It’s a calling!
I am in the kitchen preparing dishes I am completely at home and
completely comfortable. When things get busy-- as they do in
all kitchens-- my instincts and adrenaline kick in and I thrive on it,
escalating my drive and desire tenfold. Being able to perfectly sear a
fish, or roast a vegetable while under stress is fun for me. It may not
always look like I am having fun but there is a big smile,…one that
comes from doing what one loves deeply.
good chef is made greater by the support (s)he gets. Support from not
only the surrounding staff but from friends and family. My family has
always been exceptionally supportive. Like many, I’ve not always
shined, but my drive and passion and energy coupled with this support
structure helps me surpass those one might not expect.
LOVE when someone doubts me, or thinks something can’t be done. Fuels
my fire to do it and do it that much better. My goal in life is to be a
person remembered for passion and determination. I will always
continue to push myself physically and mentally to be the best at what I
do. Exceeding expectations is important to me. You only have one
chance to create experiences with the guest in your restaurant. Failure is not an option.
I want people to know that I am determined to leave every guest who patrons my restaurant, everyone who dines on my food, and each person who I am fortunate to get to serve and delight; to be thrilled by the experience.
Collaborating with the staff to create an elegant experience--- and to use a term we say in the restaurant world, soigne ---.....EVERY TIME. It is not easy, but I am willing to risk everything to try and achieve greatness.