Ryan began working at a small French/Italian restaurant in Boone called The Bistro, where he learned the fundamentals of the fine dining experience and the importance of creating dishes from scratch. After two years, Ryan was promoted to Executive Chef and honed the skills that kept his customers coming back for more.
In 2009, Ryan moved to the Raleigh area and joined the team at Peak City Grill in Apex, NC under the tutelage of Executive Chef Franz Propst. Ryan’s culinary techniques continued to develop, as well as his managerial abilities, attention to detail, and his passion for creating delicious meals.
In May of 2015, Ryan found a new home at Chef’s Palette. In the short time Ryan has been here, he has proven himself to be an exceptionally hard-working and customer-focused team player with a wealth of knowledge. Ryan’s ability to put together a memorable dish that is not only scrumptious, but beautifully presented, is inspiring. On a personal level, Ryan is friendly, respectful, intelligent and charming! We could not be more pleased that he is at the helm of our fantastic kitchen crew!