Culinary Operations Manager
Julia is a Southern California native who changed coasts to join our management team. She brings over 20 years of experience as a manager for fine dining establishments like Duke's in Huntington Beach, Christy's Ristorante and the Sky Room in Long Beach, Sids' in Newport Beach and the Red Dog Bar and Grill in Lake Tahoe. Her passions are snowboarding, traveling, and enjoying the fine dining experience with friends.
Interim Executive Chef
As the former owner and chef of Isabella’s in northeast Philadelphia, Ben is one of Philadelphia’s best known chefs. Born in London, he received his baking apprenticeship and chef training at London’s Dickens Inn before beginning a career that has included stints at The Garden, St. Stephen’s Green, Dickens Inn, Monte Carlo Living Room, New Wave Café, and Dark Horse Pub. Most recently Ben was executive chef at Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant. Considering himself an old-school chef, Ben eschews modern equipment in favor of traditional culinary implements such as tongs and spatulas. Fond of merging French- and Italian-based techniques with Asian, Spanish and other influences picked up over the course of a career in the kitchen, Ben says his overall philosophy is to create dishes that “I would enjoy eating.”