Jennifer began at a very early age to appreciate hard work and dedication with her family’s farm in Litchfield County and the Morgan show horses she was raised with. When Jen is not at the restaurant you can find her with the horses she owns and shows in competition.
Cary Wheaton is the Executive Director of Billings Forge Community Works, a non-profit organization located in the Frog Hollow neighborhood of Hartford. Billings Forge Community Works is a driving force for community participation and empowerment in Frog Hollow through promoting access to healthy food; engaging youth; and developing employment opportunities and economically sustainable social enterprises.
Graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park was the culmination of a dream that had been the fabric of Bill’s life for as long as could remember.
Once he was out in the field, Bill worked under many chefs, learning as much as he could along the way. During that time, Bill worked for hotels such as Avon Old Farms and the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, and for local restaurants like Assaggio, Hot Tomato’s and Cavey’s. He also worked for a number of restaurant groups, including the Max Group and Back Bay Restaurant Group.
Bill then moved onto US Foods as Corporate Chef, where he was involved with product development, culinary training and restaurant consulting for large corporate accounts for more than 10 years.
Growing up in Granby CT, Chris has always been surrounded with a strong sense of community. In 2007 he decided to move to Northern Ireland and there he found his passion for food amongst all the local butcher shops, markets, and catches from the Irish coast. Chris returned to Connecticut in 2010 to attend culinary school and start his professional career.