Owner/Executive Chef, Russell Thomas Russell has twenty-nine years of restaurant experience, a culinary degree from San Francisco City College and a BS in Recreation Administration with an emphasis on event planning from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He has over sixteen years experience as a pastry chef. He has worked at Skywalker Ranch, ELKA's in San Francisco working with Chef Elka Gilmore, Lumiere Restaurant in West Newton, MA working with Chef Michael Leviton, and at Le Meridian Hotel in Boston where he apprenticed with Master Pastry Chef, Christophe Feyt. He has cooked for Julia Child and in 2005 he made desserts for the James Beard dinner in New York City.