Steve Gard, Proprietor
Restaurant experience: Over 40 years
Favorite food: Spicy foods, pasta, and anything grilled
Fun fact: Resided in California for 5 to 6 years working as an insurance investigator and once had the distinct opportunity to interview and do a light background check on Arnold Schwarzenegger
Bio: I’ve been married to my amazing wife Brenda for over 30 years. I have two beautiful daughters and one wonderful son. Livin’ the dream.
Patrick Olin, A.M. line manager
Kitchen Experience: 20 yrs
Specialty cuisine: italian/latino
Favorite food: barbacoa
Fun fact: Kitchen experience at many of Ft. Waynes top restaurants
Bio: Has spent time living and working all over the United States. I am a family man with 7 amazing children and a beautiful wife.
Sean “Big Cat” Richardson, sous chef
Kitchen experience: 4 yrs
Specialty cuisine: Unique flavor profiles and pairings
Favorite food: Garlic bread
Fun fact: Bachelors degree in English writing and plays in a nationally touring rock n roll band.
Bio: Every job I have ever had has been in association with the restaurant business. I have two passions in life; food and music, both which I use to creatively express myself and grow as an artist.
Joe “sly dog” Ottenweller, sous chef
Kitchen experience: 3 yrs
Specialty cuisine: Fusion
Favorite food: Anything smoked
Fun fact: Currently in school for culinary arts
Bio: Played college baseball and coached high school baseball. I also enjoy spending time in my garden each year and creating amazing dishes from the fresh produce that I grow.
Paul Liming, A.M. line chef
Kitchen experience: 21 yrs
Specialty cuisine: Asian/Creole
Favorite food: Sushi
Fun fact: Has cooked for Darth Vader….. TWICE!!
Bio: I am currently on my 14th year with The Oyster Bar, outside of work I enjoy mountain biking and keeping up with my fish aquariums.