George Patti

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Chef George Patti is currently Chef/co-owner of M.E.A.T. Eatery And Taproom and the newly opened SALT Fusion Cuisine and was the Chef and Co-owner of the top rated Upper Florida Keys restaurant Tasters Grille from 2009 to 2013.  These restaurants have been featured in USA Today Travel 10 Best.com, Travel + Leisure, Tasting Table, Social Florida Guide and Florida Travel and Life. In the past five years he has won local awards for Best Chef (three times in the Keys and once in South Florida’s Burgie Awards), his Yellowtail Entrée and Lobster Mac-n-Cheese, Best Overall Restaurant (Tasters Grille), Soups (twice),Desserts (twice), Burgers (twice) and three years in a row for his Smoked Fish Dip.

Chef Patti has been written up in Bon Appetite Magazine for his grilled filet mignon with chocolate port wine sauce and tempura battered bok choy and as Executive Chef and partner at Sweet Sop Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, in 2003 was given glowing reviews in the Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald, and televised on the national TV show, Finer Living, preparing his signature dish, pan-seared scallops with sweet potato rum sauce and roasted scotch bonnet.  His experiences include Chef de Cuisine at Louis’ in Charleston, SC under James Beard Award winning Chef Louis Osteen; Sous Chef at Sfuzzi Italian Restaurant, Executive Chef for Odyssey Cruises and at Ten Penh all in Washington, DC. and is a Johnson & Whales culinary graduate.

Chef George Patti is currently Chef/co-owner of M.E.A.T. Eatery And Taproom and the newly opened SALT Fusion Cuisine and was the Chef and Co-owner of the top rated Upper Florida Keys restaurant Tasters Grille from 2009 to 2013.  These restaurants have been featured in USA Today Travel 10 Best.com, Travel + Leisure, Tasting Table, Social Florida Guide and Florida Travel and Life. In the past five years he has won local awards for Best Chef (three times in the Keys and once in South Florida’s Burgie Awards), his Yellowtail Entrée and Lobster Mac-n-Cheese, Best Overall Restaurant (Tasters Grille), Soups (twice),Desserts (twice), Burgers (twice) and three years in a row for his Smoked Fish Dip.

Chef Patti has been written up in Bon Appetite Magazine for his grilled filet mignon with chocolate port wine sauce and tempura battered bok choy and as Executive Chef and partner at Sweet Sop Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, in 2003 was given glowing reviews in the Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald, and televised on the national TV show, Finer Living, preparing his signature dish, pan-seared scallops with sweet potato rum sauce and roasted scotch bonnet.  His experiences include Chef de Cuisine at Louis’ in Charleston, SC under James Beard Award winning Chef Louis Osteen; Sous Chef at Sfuzzi Italian Restaurant, Executive Chef for Odyssey Cruises and at Ten Penh all in Washington, DC. and is a Johnson & Whales culinary graduate.