Thursday, December 16, 2010
George and Wendy’s Corner Grill owners George and Wendy Schnapp announced last week that they have hired Head Chef Kevin Decker to run the kitchen and to help develop the menu for the much-anticipated restaurant.
Born in Jacksonville, Decker would consider the suburbs of Washington, D.C. his hometown, but he has now been living in Southwest Florida for almost three years. The chef was drawn to the area for the same reason many of you are here – the beach and the weather. He loves the warm summer months and enjoys spending his free time with his dog on his new boat.
Decker’s initial cooking experiences were in the kitchen with his mother and grandmother at home. As an 8-year-old boy, Kevin told his mom he wanted to go to France to learn to cook. While he has not yet made it overseas, he did attend Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Orlando, where he received an AAS degree in Culinary Arts. In his career as a chef, Decker has had the opportunity to travel and experience the cuisine in different regions of the country.
Prior to joining the Corner Grill team, Kevin helped open and was the Executive Sous Chef at Bayfront Bistro on Fort Myers Beach. He is excited about this new career opportunity at Corner Grill and is eager to share his experience with the Schnapps as he helps create the menu for the new restaurant.
While his current favorite style of cooking has a Caribbean flair, you will find a wide variety of dishes on the Corner Grill menu that are influenced by other regions as well. Decker is looking forward to working with the Schnapps to see Corner Grill become a busy restaurant that is frequented by local residents and visitors alike.
Learn more about Corner Grill at www.georgeandwendyscornergrill.com or find us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/CornerGrill and be the first to hear the latest news about Corner Grill’s grand opening! Submitted by STEPHANIE RAY