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Hi everyone. I just wanted to take a moment and begin by letting everyone know how grateful Mary Beth and I are for the overwhelming support that we have received over the last seven plus years. We have been blessed with extremely loyal guests, employed some of the best culinarians in town, received numerous accolades and I hope left everyone smiling on each visit. This experience has been rewarding and exhilarating as much as it has been humbling, stressful, hot and very demanding. I’ve enjoyed it every day! I gave it all I had, and as they say, All Good Things Must Come To An End.

The last service for Edibles & Essentials will be Friday March 3, 2023.

While this may sadden many of you, it is a bittersweet moment in my career and I am thrilled about the journey my family and I get to embark on soon.

I think its hospitality, service to others and supporting our community that motivates and drives me every day. Later this summer I get to begin that all over again for an organization that is very near and dear to our hearts.

I’m happy to announce that in August I will be joining the Ronald McDonald House Charites of Saint Louis as its Executive Chef for the new Ronald McDonald House currently under construction at Chouteau and Tower Grove avenues in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood. Quietly over the last few years I have been involved in the design and development of the kitchen and meal program that will feed the 70 plus families staying at the new house on a daily basis. The new house is scheduled to open late spring of 2024.

Mary Beth and I feel it is an honor for me to accept this position and work for this world-renowned organization. We can hardly wait to give back to an organization that has and will continue to give us so much. I can hardly wait!

That being said, my staff and I are going to give it our all over the next few weeks and we hope you can find the time to come back for one last meal. Some of you more than one….

I have always said and will always say, our successes are made from the team around us.

There would be no Edibles & Essentials if it wasn’t for the amazing staff that I have had the privilege to work alongside with over the last seven years. To them, I will always be grateful!

To my amazing wife Mary Beth, you have sacrificed so much over the years. Thank you for staying by my side. Thank you for your love, support and compassion. I can hardly wait to begin this new adventure.

To my boys, Ben and Sam. Daddy’s coming home!

Cheers Everyone!