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Plantation Cooking School - Meet Our Chefs


Plantation Cooking School - Meet Our Chefs

Talk of the Town & Other Experts

Marc Gruverman
Marc Gruverman

With more than 16 years in the food service industry, Executive Chef
Partner, Marc Gruverman, of The Capital Grille, located in The Galleria in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is responsible for the day to day culinary operations of the restaurant.

 

Toby Joseph
Toby Joseph

A progressive culinary professional with more than 16 years of experience, Toby Joseph joined the Riverside Hotel in 2009 where he serves as Executive Chef. In his role, Joseph oversees all food and beverage operations which include two restaurants and a staff of 35, and develops extensive wine lists and creative menus for special events.
Prior to joining the Riverside Hotel, Joseph worked in Houston as the Executive Chef at the acclaimed St. Regis Hotel, where he assisted in the opening of two restaurants—The Astor Court and The Remington Grill—both voted by Zagat 2003 – 2006 as one of the “100 best hotel restaurants.” He has also collaborated on special events with such culinary masters as Daniel Boulud, Wolfgang Puck, and Norman Van Aken.
Joseph is a Boston native and a graduate of Johnson and Wales University, with a degree in culinary arts. He is a member of the American Culinary Institute of America and holds a series of awards.

 

Jason Landon Smith
Jason Landon Smith

As Chef de Cuisine at Stephen Starr’s Steak 954, Smith looks forward to serving perfectly charred meats along with bountiful selections of fresh local fish.