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Sarasota Cooking School - Meet Our Chefs

Sarasota Cooking School - Meet Our Chefs

Aprons Staff

Chef Hendry
Jim Hendry

Before joining the Aprons program in 2002, James spent a number of years honing his culinary skills at some of southwest Florida’s most acclaimed restaurants.


Chef Positano
Marc Positano

After attending culinary school in Chicago, Chef Marc Positano expanded his knowledge by working 15 years in various culinary positions. He now brings fun and excitement to our own Aprons Cooking School in Sarasota.


Bob Vitiello
Bob Vitiello

Bob started cooking in 1980 in N.J. at a family owned Italian restaurant called Dominicks. After working for 2 years as sous chef he was promoted to executive chef, a position he held until relocating to Fl.


Doug Vogel
Doug Vogel

Growing up in western New York, the abundance of fresh produce combined  with Doug’s family’s passion for food helped to influence Doug at an early age to pursue a career in the culinary arts. He acquired his first restaurant job at the age of 15 and never looked back.  Before joining the Publix Aprons Cooking School team, Doug had the pleasure of working for several award winning restaurants including the Alley Cat Café, Mattison’s Steak House on Longboat Key, and the Canvas Café.