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Born in High Point N.C., Brian Gonet showed his passion for cooking at a young age by cooking for his family at every available opportunity. Watching his father and mother’s joy for cooking and the ability food had to bring people together was a great inspiration to him, and was influential in him becoming a chef. Directly after high school Brian attended GTCC in Jamestown North Carolina where he finished top in his class while working in the industry. (continued in link)
Sous Chef Thaddeus Schlabach has been a member of Public Kitchen and Bar’s team since its inception. Thaddeus’s passion and love for the culinary arts formed as he developed dishes in a kitchen alongside his Amish grandmother. Spending most of his childhood on a farm in rural Ohio, Thaddeus learned the value of farm-to-table cooking. In 2004, he came to Savannah to test his abilities in an exciting and burgeoning culinary scene. (continued in link)
Terry Ramone “Briz” Brisbane was born in Savannah, GA. He graduated from Savannah High School in 2003 and from Savannah Technical College’s Culinary Arts program in 2006. In 2004, he started his restaurant career in a kitchen as a dishwasher, and by the summer of 2005 he was cooking. Spending 9 years at Jazz’d Tapas Bar, he learned that food is indeed something to be enjoyed and is perhaps the best way to the soul. (continued in link)
Chef de Cuisine
Terry Ramone Brisbane
With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Yvette Pearson is well educated in the aspects of service, bartending, and management. She brings her diverse skill set to the hospitality industry with an openness to continue learning the various levels of the industry. Pearson leads by example by modeling a strong work ethic and a willingness to mentor her employees. In 2016 she was awarded Manager of the Year by the Georgia Restaurant Association.
Matthew Kirby is excited to have recently stepped into management after working for the company for a little over two years. He was born and raised in Ellsworth, Maine, where he attended the University of Southern Maine graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a Vocal Concentration. He taught middle school music in Southern Maine for four years before he first visited the beautiful city of Savannah in April of 2014. (continued in link)