Nate - Chef & Owner

The Chef's Journey

Chef Nate Barker

A native of Warren, OH, and a 2000 Graduate of Warren John F. Kennedy High School, Nate now resides in Cortland, OH with his wife Carissa and their two children.

Nate began his culinary career as a prep cook and dishwasher at the Trumbull County Country Club while in high school. Nate went on to culinary school at the Le Cordon Bleu, in Pittsburgh, PA. While in Pittsburgh, Nate worked for Hyatt Hotels.

Returning home to Warren in 2003, Nate manned the stoves at area establishments like O'Donald's Irish Pub and The Chophouse. Nate spent 5yrs as an Executive Chef for the Springfield Restaurant group, before spending another 5yrs with the Driftwood Restaurant Group in Downtown Cleveland. With Driftwood, Nate ran the kitchens at The Welshfield Inn, Hodges , The Green Rooster, and Driftwood Catering. Most recently Nate was a food service sales representative for Northern Haserot, out of Independence, OH.