Kevin Mezick, Manager
I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and I started my restaurant career at the local country club as a way to help pay for college where I studied to be a Physician Assistant. Working at the club only made me realize my true passion for food and wine. I quickly became involved in the development of our local chapter of the National Wine Society and helped to develop an internship program for Penn State's culinary school.
After college I moved to Florida where I opened a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale for Dan Marino. I was able to experience a culinary diversity in Florida which I would have never been able to see elsewhere. After having my "fun in the sun" for a few years I discovered Knoxville, my true home, and fell in love with the area. What was supposed to be a 2 year stay has grown to 12 and I don't see a move in my future.
Since being in Knoxville I have done everything from high volume BBQ restaurants feeding crowds of Vol fans to fine dining at Dancing Bear Lodge/Blackberry Farm, as well as everything in between including food sales and event planning where we held weddings, wine dinners, proms and numerous fundraisers.
Through all of this some things have never changed, the passion I have for what I do and the true joy of being able to give people an unparalleled experience with amazing food and great wine.