Chef Amadeus – Chef/Owner of Sessions with Chef Amadeus – Winner of Food Network’s 1st Extreme Chef
Chef Amadeus was taught his ‘world fusion’ cooking by his Puerto Rican grandmother and Philadelphia-born mother. He loved his time in the kitchen and this inspired his own business named, Sessions with Chef Amadeus. This is an incredibly unique spin on the word catering; a word he does not like. After working at McDonald’s, cooking for the Navy, and several well-known restaurants, Chef Amadeus was well poised for the Food Network’s Extreme Chef Challenge: Mexican Showdown. He won with a dish he had never cooked before and was inspired by his travels from around the world. If that weren’t enough, he also owns a line of salt-free spices called Southern Passion. Chef has a big announcement coming soon, so stay tuned.
Rick Worley – Owner of Mango Mango’s Caribbean Grill
Rick Worley has been in the restaurant industry for over 30 years, working at some of the best big names and seafood houses in Florida. But he feels he industry has changed and lost touch with the people. So he open Mango Mango’s where guests, delivery drivers, and employees are all treated great, not like a number. The concept brought new flavors, a new fun concept with tropical comfort foods, bright colors and a tropical decor at a great price point. Rick is looking to expand and we talk about the challenges and opportunities ahead for Mango Mango’s. Great stuff.