Hometown: Detroit, Michigan / Currently resides in Oak Park, Michigan
I’m the chef for a family owned microbrewery and restaurant called Woodward Avenue Brewers and The Emory in Ferndale, Michigan. I’m primarily self taught; learning a lot from chefs I’ve worked under, reading a ton of cookbooks and gleaning bits of inspiration from the fantastic cooks in my family. I’m a total work-a-holic…even when I’m not working I’m operating my own catering business called Sharp Personal Chefs, where I create custom menus for offsite and in home catering. I am also a partner in a company called Yum Village; Yum Village is an online platform pairing Metro-Detroit chefs with “pop-up” restaurant spaces so foodies can enjoy new dishes from up and coming chefs. I work hard so that I can give my beautiful wife Melissa and month old daughter Fiona the world; they deserve it. I just want to make everyone who loves and supports me proud.