Preparing Fresh Food

More importantly Chef Tony learned early on that preparing fresh food items from raw ingredients makes all the difference in the end product taste. Culinary shows were not only a way for his team to ‘Show Off”, it was a lesson in discipline and endurance as well. He remembers events and culinary shows where the entire team would go without sleep for entire 24 hour periods , working on masterpieces, so that the end result would be “Gold Medal” medallions all around ! Post Military, Chef Tony dabbled in restaurant management while developing bakery/coffeehouse recipes. So in 1996 Chef Tony married the love of his life Michelle and they opened First Fruits Bakery and Catering. At the time, was a successful coffeehouse/restaurant wholesale bakery.