Who is Chef Bob?
After recently winning 2nd place at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show's "Surf & Turf Chef's Competition" he has solidified his place as one of South Florida's most innovative, cutting edge, locally-focus Chefs. He has learned from and helped opened a restaurant with Chef Allen Susser and he is now Freelance Chef on Various Motor Yachts and Chef/Owner of Food Island Catering Corp. His passion for feeding people healthy food that sustains life has led his interests to range from Scuba diving for lobster and lionfish, to wild foraging native ingredients, to raw lacto-fermentation to house-cured Bottarga Di Muggine. While showcasing his talent through world-wide influences he seamlessly melds our native, seasonal offerings into culinary delight. "It's <3 @ 1st Bite!". STCW Certified!
-James Beard Foundation Chef's Boot Camp Alumni. Trained on issue of food access, food equity and food justice.
- Slow Food "Chef Liaison" for Gold and Treasure Coast Chapters. Working with Local Farmers, Fishermen and Butchers for the finest Organic products to prepare Life-Giving Cuisine.
-2nd Place at Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show's "Surf & Turf Chef's Competition
-Catered Bacardi Rum Event @ Art Basel 2018
-Panelist for Slow Food Florida State Conference
-Catered- The Longines Global Champions Tour in South Beach, Miami
-Catered- Palm Beach County School Board's Technology Conference w/600 attendees
-Featured in The Palm Beach Post as "#1 Thing To Do" for my Historic Dinner for Charity