The Grove in Delray Beach: Small Staff, Big Ideas
Twenty-eight year-old chef/partner Michael Haycook, along with 27-year-old resident chef Meghan O'Neal and a couple of dishwashers, takes care of the entire kitchen. Even more surprising: those two chefs prepare everything in-house from scratch. Breads, ice cream, pasta, marshmallows, you name it.
Partner Paul Strike, 41, from Miami's Area 31, manages the front-of-house with just a couple of servers. With a small space and even smaller staff, the restaurant pays close attention to detail.
The young group is attempting to pair a modern, casual atmosphere with elevated fare. "At the end of the day, the company makes the meal," says Haycook, "And we just do everything we can to not mess it up."
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