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Posted on May 10 2014 - 11:00am by Cristyle
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MEET Jon Vandegrift, Senior Director of Operations OF Shake Shack, Boca Raton, FL We ran into Jon at SunFest 2014 at the Shackburgers tent. I’ve been a Shake Shack lover for years  via NYC so I was shocked to hear there is a local shop! How did you get involved with Shake Shack? I’ve been working with Union Square Hospitality Group for over 11 years now....

MEET Chef Bryan Ramos, Executive Chef OF The Office, Delray Beach, FL What is your culinary background? I’ve been in the restaurant business for about 15 years and attended The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for culinary arts. I’ve worked in various high-end resorts and various restaurants throughout South Florida. What is your favorite item on the...

MEET Brett Chiavari, Owner OF BC Tacos Food Truck & BC Cafe, Davie FL Which came first? BC Cafe or BC Tacos? BC Tacos came first. We opened the truck in May 2011. And we’ve been taco slingin ever since. BC Tacos What is your culinary background? Not much of a culinary background. I went to UCF and studied Business Management with a minor in Hospitality....

Photo Credit: Chef Clay Conley MEET Chef Clay Conley, Owner OF buccan & Imoto, Palm Beach, FL How did Buccan and Imoto come about? Buccan has been in “development” for quite some time, 15 years or so. Even as a young line cook it was the kind of place I knew I wanted to open. After several attempts in Miami, my business partner, Piper Quinn, proposed we look...

Posted on Mar 13 2014 - 12:55pm by Cristyle
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Photo Credit: Palm Beach Post | onli MEET Nadav Haimberg, CEO OF Onli Beverages, Palm Beach, FL I had the opportunity to meet Nadav at the launch party for onli’s newest release – Black Tea Tangerine Ginger – a collaboration with Chef Clay Conley of Palm Beach’s Būccan and Imoto. I have to say it was truly a pleasure getting to meet and chat...

      EAT PALM BEACH | ONLI BEVERAGES I received the most adorable sample kit ever this week from onli beverages. It included a bottle of each flavor they offer and an armful of onli swag and info. First things first. Onli Beverages is a locally [Palm Beach] owned company offering all natural, chef-inspired sparkling beverages. Their goal of “elevating taste”...

MEET Tom Montgomery, Bartender/Assistant Brewer OF Tequesta Brewing Company, Tequesta, FL What’s your Favorite part of working at TBC? I would have to say the overall atmosphere that is created at TBC. It all starts with our customers, everyone is really laid back which makes it easy to get in on some good conversations. The people I work with are all awesome,...

Posted on Feb 22 2014 - 1:56pm by Cristyle
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MEET Kat McGinley, General Manager, Clematis LLC OF The Wine Dive, Clematis Downtown West Palm Beach FL What do you love about working at Wine Dive? I love working Sunday Brunch the most. Brunch was my baby and I have been a part of it since we first started the $10 bottomless mimosas in April 2012. I’ve  watched it grow from a few tables to a packed restaurant...

Posted on Jan 9 2014 - 8:06am by Cristyle
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MEET Doug Bush, Sales Manager OF Bush Brothers Provisions Company, Inc. What makes Bush Bothers different than other meat packing/distributors? Bush Brothers is one of the few remaining independent family owned and operated meat companies in an industry that was once dominated by family-run independent companies.  We are also one of the few foodservice meat companies...

MEET Bo Eaton, Co-Founder OF Saltwater Brewery, Delray Beach FL Bo showed us around Saltwater Brewery during their opening week and gave us small taste of what they have brewing. Why “Saltwater” Brewery? The 3 of us are born and raised here in Delray beach and have grown up on the water. We all surf, fish, dive and enjoy the ocean way of life. We wanted...