Hosting, entertaining, delighting, surprising, there are plenty of reasons to work in this industry. Though we come from all over the world with very different backgrounds, experiences, and skills, we share one thing in common; a love for food.
Hi Everyone, I'm Matt, a native Floridian originally from the Tampa Bay area. After obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees from FIU in Miami, I took to entrepreneurship and found a real passion for it. Traveling around the world with only a computer and strong wifi, I launched a career building small businesses, and had a knack for event hospitality.
My core business is N6 Retreats where we bring distributed companies together for retreats all over the world. While looking to develop my skills in event management closer to home here in Naples, Gavin and I decided to launch The Rose House. Needless to say, our partnership has blossomed into a beautiful business.
You'll find me on the other end of an email or a phone call, and most likely in the kitchen with the Chefs!
Hello! I’m from South Africa 🇿🇦 eQonce in the Eastern Cape.
My passion for food started at a very young age, at about 5 years old. I graduated university at Capsicum Culinary art studio in Cape Town and my first job was at the Radisson blu in Cape Town granger bay.
I then moved to Johannesburg were I met the world renowned Chef Lusizo Henna who took me under his wing and helped me hone my skills.
Afterwards I worked for game reserves, namely @kedarlodge were I was a chef de cuisine and Durban University of technology.
When I moved to USA I worked for country clubs, 4 different high end clubs, one hotel in Wyoming and a lobster pound in Maine.
Now I’m full time in Naples persuing my dream of opening my restaurant in America 🇺🇸
Hello everyone! My name is Chef Luke Gustafson. I was born and raised in the Hamptons on Long Island, New York, and developed a passion for cooking at a young age.
My mother used to read me cookbooks instead of children's books, and that's where my love for culinary arts began. I've been pursuing this passion for 14 years, working in some of the top restaurants in the Hamptons, including 1 North Steakhouse, Oaklands Restaurant and Marina, and Toppingrose House (a Jean George restaurant).
Four years ago, I moved to Naples and been working in the culinary industry ever since. I've gained experience in fine dining catering with Crave Culinaire and have also worked at the French on 5th ave and Bar Tulia in Mercado.
Catering allows me to be creative and adapt to constantly changing menus and ingredients, which keeps me on my feet and challenges me as a chef. I'm excited to continue my culinary career in Naples and am always looking for new opportunities to learn and grow.
My favorite food quote…
“ A good cook is like a sorceress that dispenses happiness “
Food and flavor inspire me to create and prepare delicious meals and desserts for my family, friends and clients.
I started my professional life in sales, raised three beautiful daughters, became a Certified Yoga Instructor and while I absolutely loved all of my roles this far, the “sweet and savory” part was present through it all.
I pride myself on providing exceptional service and attention to detail.
My culinary training has been through cooking schools in Cleveland and their programs, Loretta Paganini Cooking School, Zona Spray School of Cooking and several cooking classes in Cleveland with @chefsymon from the @foodnetwork.
My college degree is in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. 😊
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