Chef Anne Kearney
Executive Chef & OWNER
is one of America’s most revered female chefs. She earned her toque at the Greater Cincinnati Culinary Arts Academy. After many years as an acclaimed restauranteur with numerous honors, Kearney rose to national recognition. In 2002, she was the winning recipient of James Beard Foundation, "Southeast Regional Best Chef”. Kearney's food is an American interpretation of Provençal bistro fare.(Read on by clicking the photo..)
Chef Brian cook
discovered his passion for cooking in high school while taking the Culinary Arts program. He got his first kitchen job at Saddlebrooke Resort in Wesley Chapel. Brian later moved on to work at Sidebern’s, the sister restaurant of nationally acclaimed Bern’s Steakhouse, where he learned a tremendous amount from the shear variety of exposure, discipline, and techniques. He was fortunate enough to hear Paul Bocuse speak at the Culinary institute and he said, “If you think you’ve succeeded, you’ve already failed.”
Chef NATE HAMMOND
spent his childhood in Texas, and his professional career split between Colorado and Seattle. His first job was a dishwasher at a tiny French restaurant when he was 15. They needed help on the line on a Friday night and after that dinner service, he knew it was what he wanted to do. He went to the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver. He has been lucky enough to work with some very accomplished chefs as well in mostly French and Mediterranean inspired restaurants. In the kitchen, he enjoys a good twist on classic dishes, along with finding inspiration in the seasons and memories. Give him good olive oil to work with and he is a happy Chef. Outside of the kitchen he surrounds himself with family, friends, music, and anything involving water. “Making great food with great people is what makes this job amazing.”
born and raised Atlanta, Georgia, he has always had a strong passion for the restaurant industry. He is drawn to the vibrant and social atmosphere, and the satisfaction he gains with providing great food and service to every guest that comes through the door. The co-workers that surround him are always a highlight of the day as well. When Masahiko has a day off, you can find him spending time with his son outdoors, being active and enjoying what Florida has to offer.