Founder Of Sandy Ridge Vineyards & Merchantile, Norwalk, Ohio, And Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine & Events, Winter Park Florida
Welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments out of your busy day to perhaps have your palette tempted or teased as you follow on my journey of seeking out amazing dining experiences. It is my hope that I can share with you a true Chef’s perspective as my life experiences, and eagerness to learn have combined to be a delicious “recipe”. I recently celebrated 35 years of working in the hospitality industry, needless to say it’s been a memorable journey.
Being European trained and recognized is an honor, however, developing one’s flavor profiles takes many years of tasting, eating, sipping and patience. As dining out continues to be so very popular and for many a part of our daily lives, it is often forgotten that playing a part on a restaurant team is not only a job, but a profession, and those of us that have committed our lives and careers to this industry consider ourselves to be a part of a very unique family. I look forward to the opportunity to share with you my perspective of these “families”.