Archive of ‘Profiles’ category

Success Story – The Proud Bird

By Ashley Almodovar

Now Open: The Proud Bird

TriMark R.W. Smith was honored to partner with Specialty Restaurants Corporation on the multimillion dollar renovation of The Proud Bird in Los Angeles, CA. Starting February 2017, R.W. Smith and the Specialty team worked closely together to develop a concept that fit the industrial feel the restaurant was aiming for. Our Customer Service and National Accounts Manager, Ellen, and Director Read More

Justin Box, Executive Chef at The Cedars Social

By Ashley Almodovar

If you were to put ‘creativity’ and ‘food’ in the same sentence, that would describe Justin Box’s style. Before joining the exceptional culinary team at The Cedars Social, Chef Box had an impressive resume which included Lead Line Cook for Fearing’s Restaurant at The Ritz Carlton, Executive Sous Chef at Café Momentum, Bolsa and Restaurant Read More

Sean Currid, Executive Chef at Hotel Palomar Phoenix

By Ashley Almodovar

Chef Sean Currid, Hotel Palomar Phoenix

Sean Currid has made his mark in the culinary world with his blend of contemporary American influences and classic French cooking techniques. Before becoming the executive chef at Blue Hound at the Hotel Palomar Phoenix, Sean worked alongside James Beard Award-winning chefs, gaining insights and skills that have helped shaped who he is today. He Read More

PizzaRev Now Open in Thousand Oaks

By Ashley Almodovar

Design Build Project - PizzaRev

The PizzaRev-olution has made its debut in Thousand Oaks, with one of their newest Southern California locations. This new pizza joint empowers customers to ‘Craft Their Own’ custom personal pizza, using the freshest ingredients and PizzaRev’s homemade pizza dough. Pick your dough, sauce, cheese and toppings to create the perfect combination. Choose between original or Read More

Gerard Thompson, Executive Chef / F&B Director, Rough Creek Lodge

By Ashley Almodovar

With his innovative interpretations and culinary talents, Chef Gerard Thompson has made a name for himself at Rough Creek Lodge & Resort and throughout Texas. His philosophy is simple, “make the meal memorable.” Using only the best locally grown ingredients and specialty products, his detailed cooking techniques bring out a perfect blend of superb flavors Read More

Clay Conley, Co-Owner & Executive Chef at Grato

By Ashley Almodovar

Chef Clay Conley at Grato

James Beard award-nominated Chef Clay Conley and his partners in Buccan Group have opened Grato, an Italian trattoria-inspired restaurant catering to urban professionals and young families in West Palm Beach, Florida. The menu offers rustic Italian cuisine with almost everything being made in-house. From a wide range of pastas to pizzas to wood roasted meats, Read More

Samir Dhurandhar, Corporate Chef/Partner at Nick & Sam’s

By Ashley Almodovar

“Never take your guests for granted. Take the best care of them and everything else will fall into place.” That’s what Samir Dhurandhar believes is most important to be successful in the restaurant industry. A native of Bombay, India, Samir’s passion for cooking began at an early age surrounded by his family and friends. His Read More

Patrick McElroy, Executive Chef at Warwick Melrose Hotel

By TriMark R.W. Smith

Chef Patrick McElroy, Warwick Melrose Hotel

For several years, Patrick McElroy has been making a big splash in the culinary world. Starting in New Jersey and now becoming a big success in the Dallas market, Chef McElroy brings a fresh and dedicated approach to his cuisines. This Chef takes pride in embracing cultural and regional meals, combining his expert global preparation Read More

Jeff Rossman, Owner & Chef of Terra Hospitality Group

By TriMark R.W. Smith

Terra Hospitality Group, Chef Owner Jess Rossman

Being involved in San Diego’s foodservice industry since 1981, Jeff Rossman has made a number of positive impacts for the city. He is a proudly self-taught Chef from Boston who truly enjoys giving back to the community along with dedicating himself to creating perfect savory dishes. His passion is widely known by many industry professionals Read More

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