Four65 Woodfire Bistro + Bar, Highlands, NC
At age 17, John began his restaurant career working as a dishwasher. From there he began training in preparation and was quickly promoted to cook. He then gained experience in multiple areas, working in fine dining and catering, setting up large events, waiting tables and bartending. But the mainstay of his career has been cooking and management. John’s style has mostly been influenced by southern fun and comfort foods while cooking for family and friends. He enjoys the friendly family atmosphere at Four65 and appreciates the team’s creative input—from making the daily side dish, to inventing specials that he can be proud of. He spends spare time cooking special meals with his daughter or just relaxing with his kids.