Chef Covelli of Bijou Garden Café

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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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 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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Chef Marcos was raised in Guatemala before moving to Sarasota, FL as a young adult. He developed his culinary skills locally, where he has had the opportunity to work with fresh local flavors. Chef...Learn More
Andrea Bozzolo
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Chef Andrea Bozzolo moved to Sarasota in 2003 after visiting the area during a holiday. He fell in love with the beaches, the area, and the energy of the community. Opening his own Sarasota...Learn More
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Born and Raised Sarasota Boy! Spend four years at Johnson and Wales getting his Culinary Degree. Spent time developing his skills in Boston and the south of Spain. Has been the Chef at Miguels for 20...Learn More
Wes Duval
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Wes Duval known as gulf gates fish monger with 30 years of experience. Everything from desserts to sauce are made by our amazing chef.Learn More
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Formally trained as an assassin, it was at the age of 9 Chef Joe fell in love with cooking when he saw a Chef in Italy get into a Ferrari. Just eat and get over it.Learn More
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I'm Chef Rolf and welcome to my New Florida Kitchen! I am a Swiss trained chef and have also cooked in restaurants all across Florida. I love introducing people to unique dishes with traditional...Learn More
Charles W. Amherst - Chef profile
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A native of Haiti, Charles Amherst has created his own brand of a successful steakhouse through his strong work ethic, focused creativity, and embodied passion. Chaz 51 Steakhouse is the “Why” behind...Learn More
Marc Alton, Executive Chef at Fins at Sharky's
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Marc Alton, Executive Chef of Fins at Sharky’s, started his career in the food service industry at the early age of 14 working for his dad in the family bakery. There, he learned about everything...Learn More

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