Chef Steven Meese

Steven Meese spent his early childhood in Greece until his family relocated to Daytona Beach, FL, in the mid 1970s. His love of food was infused in him by his passionate Greek family.

Chef has trained under some of the industry’s most accomplished Chefs, including several James Beard Award winners. Steven has displayed his world class talent at many prestigious events, including James Beard dinners, NewYork City Wine and Food Festival, Euphoria, and Charleston Wine and Food Festival with world-renowned chefs Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Tyler Florence, to name a few. In addition, Chef has headlined Gourmet & Grapes, one of the largest food and wine events in the South. Steven has cooked alongside James Beard Winner John Currence, City Grocery, Bioloxi, MS, and Chris Edwards, protege under Ferran Adria, El Bulli, Barcelona.

Meese has cooked for a US President, Governor, Senators, Scott Beck, founder of Einstein Bagels, Blockbuster, and Boston Market, along with many celebrities and sports figures in his decorated career.

Chef has hosted a Travel Cooking Show, A Chefs Journey, which aired on PBS. The show featured the best chefs in the country, their award winning restaurants, and showcased their unique cuisine.

Chef is currently working on his fresh and exciting new cookbook titled: “Bravo!” My Mediterranean Kitchen.