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Photo: Piper Jones MEET Matt Candelaria, Sous Chef OF Oceano Kitchen, Lantana, FL What made you decide to become a chef? What is your culinary background? My dad is a chef, so early on I would be in his restaurants and kitchens and I knew it was something I wanted to do. He flipped a pancake in front of me when I was about 5 and I was astonished. I’ve been in...

Posted on Jul 20 2017 - 11:48am by Cristyle
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Photo courtesy of Airtab MEET Dennis Cunningham, Founder OF Airtab App Airtab is a hot new app launching in Palm Beach County. Users are able to build a profile, claim free drinks at participating venues, check out where friends are and keep up with the bar scene. We recently attended the launch party at EAU Palm Beach with Perfect Vodka and Island Company Rum. How...

Photo: Coco Prop Shop MEET Jules Aron, Writer OF “Vegan Cheese” & “Zen and Tonic” How did you get into writing and creating cookbooks? My first passion was magazines. Lifestyle, fashion, design publications ruled my world. I studied the business of publishing at NYU and worked in magazines and trade publications for several years. But the...

La Masseria PBG MEET Massimo De Luca, General Manager OF La Masseria, Palm Beach Gardens, FL I had the pleasure of meeting Massimo while dining at La Masseria PBG last week and couldn’t resist a spotlight. If you visit and catch him in the dining room, I definitely recommend saying hello and ordering a glass of his house made limoncello! Where did your love...

MEET Dave Watson, Executive Chef OF Calaveras Cantina, Jupiter, FL How did you get started as a chef? What brought you to Calaveras? It all started when I was 20 years old. I knew that my passion was to become a chef so I took a position at Barrymores as a sous chef. From there I began working my way up. For me my transition to Calaveras Cantina was an easy one....

MEET Christian Le Clainche, Co-Owner OF Pumphouse Coffee Roasters, Jupiter, FL I sat down with Chris of Pumphouse Coffee Roasters in Jupiter this morning and I honestly could have stayed for hours. Chris and his brother, Alex, have partnered up to create a specialty coffee roasting business focused on high-quality, top-end, delicious coffee. Local Jupiter boys, born...

MEET Regina Blohm, Co-Owner OF SYLTBAR, Miami, FL What made you decide to get involved with SYLTBAR? Why the name SYLTBAR (Zultbar)? We saw the opportunities in the US market to add value to it. The quality level of the Sparkling wines could definitely be improved. The German Island SYLT is a located in the North Sea and it is one of the hot spots of the Europeans...

Photo Credit: Flavio Iryoda MEET Sarah LaPierre (left) OF Thick Paint, Palm Beach, FL | Artist VIVRE Canvas Couture, Palm Beach, FL | Designing Artist If you’ve visited one of the local art shows (particularly ArtiGras where she recently was given the honor of creating the poster art), caught her class at Uptown Art or seen a stunning palette knife painting...

Photo Credit: Flavio Iryoda MEET Kristen Alyce (right) OF Garbage Gone Glam, Palm Beach, FL | CEO/Founder Vivre Canavs Couture, Palm Beach, FL | Director of Design If you’ve seen the photos of models donning high fashions only to realize their threads are actually flyers, wrappers, pages or caution tape, then you’ve been acquainted with Garbage...

Posted on Jul 10 2016 - 9:57am by Cristyle
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Photo Credit: TheBeerTaster.com MEET Fran Andrewlevich, Co-Founder OF Twisted Trunk Brewing, Palm Beach Gardens, FL What made you decide to open up Twisted Trunk? We have been at capacity at Tequesta since we opened. That great problem had us on the hunt for a second location. My business partner, Matt Webster, and I have always loved the Gardens area. With a fresh...