Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum

Meet the Chefs

Sarasota has the most restaurants per capita for small cities. That means we have a lot of local, resourceful and creative chefs! #SavorSarasota is a great opportunity to credit the chefs who have brought so many great culinary experiences to the table on Florida’s Gulf Coast™.

Enjoy Savor Sarasota annually from June 1-14 where you can learn about the chefs preparing your multi-course meal as you taste your way through Sarasota County. 

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Executive Chef Solomon Shenker takes Bridges Restuarant, Embassy Suites in downtown Sarasota, to new heights with his famous New York style deli sandwiches and cheesecake. Locals can't stop talking...Learn More
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Born in Enfield, England to a Swedish mother and German father Chef Nils Tarantik grew up with a diverse culinary background which only encouraged him to enjoy and taste the culinary creations of the...Learn More
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Chef Mark Galvin. has been with us for 3 years and comes to us from Myrtle Beach South Carolina. He has a passion for being creative in the kitchen.Learn More
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Born in 1978 in Boston, Massachusetts, Chef Lan Bradeen cultivated a deep love for cooking via her Vietnamese mother, a farmer turned engineer. She racked up a couple of college degrees in Religion...Learn More
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With over 30 years of experience, Chef Mike Christy brings a new perspective on seafood and American Cuisine to the Crow’s Nest. He implements his values and skills into each and every dish across...Learn More
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Tito Vitorino has been on the restaurant business since he was 17 years old at the five star, Hotel Dona Filipa, Vale do Lobo, Algarve, Portugal, and from the front of the house to the back of the...Learn More
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Chef Curtis Hawk, a native of Muncie, Indiana, was influenced by his grandparents at an early age as he watched them cook and pickle produce sourced from their own garden. His first job in the...Learn More
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Chef Jordan Moore is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York City. Chef Jordan started working his magic at café evergreen in 2015. In 2018 Chef Jordan was the winner of a...Learn More
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Jason Dame, Senior Executive Chef at CMX Cine’bistro Born in Providence Rhode Island, Chef Jason Dame was raised in a family the loved cooking traditional and tasty food. When he was a child, he...Learn More
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Chef Kaytlin Dangaran brings a fresh approach to Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College, where she draws inspiration from her diverse culinary experience and background. Having led...Learn More

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