Patrick has held nearly every position a restaurant has to offer from dishwasher to general manager (and, yes,chef). He has worked in styles ranging from Indian to American Bistro to 4-Star fine dining. Before starting The Drop In Chef with BJ, he has also been a certified horticulturalist for 10 years, and has a great passion for the processes that create great produce. Having a young child with Type-1 diabetes he understands the challenges around special nutritional needs. He has a love of great food and a commitment to personal service. Patrick is a father of 2 and loves to throw ridiculous dinner parties that last 8 hours. He is also a mediocre musician who likes to sing while he cooks.
BJ is known both locally and internationally for music. He can be found performing with many artists, and still writing and recording film and tv score. Early during his music career, he met Patrick, and the two have been friends ever since. BJ's passion for cooking made him into an excellent home chef, but his time and friendship (and instruction)with Patrick took it to the next level. Now you can really taste the musician side coming out in his cooking. Even though he loves to use improvisation when thinking outside of the culinary box, he still highly respects the classics. BJ is a happily married father of 2, a fitness enthusiast, and loves literature and film.
Chris is a 20+ year veteran in the hospitality industry. Chris started out busing tables in a 24 hour Perkins and quickly learned every job he was old enough to be trained on. From there he went straight to 4-Star, 5 Diamond service and became schooled in a whole new style of food that he had never experienced before. He's been in food and beverage ever since. He has worked in fast casual, fine dining, banquets and catering in some of the finest establishments in the States. He and his wife have traveled extensively learning about regional flavors and cooking techniques as well as taking in the sights. Chris has an enduring love for great food and a drive for excellent service.
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