Executive Chef, Proprietor
A native of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Michael is a classically trained chef and has been working in the luxury hospitality and restaurant industry since 1991. An award-winning chef, he is widely known for creating inspired menus that inject a variety of culinary influences into traditional Southern dishes. Upon graduation from Toronto’s elite George Brown Culinary School, Michael undertook a rigorous, European-style apprenticeship with Toronto’s Delta Hotels and the landmark Westin Harbour Castle property. After joining the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company’s culinary team in 1994, Michael steadily advanced throughout the ranks at The Ritz Carlton Dearborn, Laguna Niguel, St. Thomas and Buckhead properties. Michael was then selected as the Executive Sous chef for the opening of The Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans and then as Executive Chef of the Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn in 2003. He and his wife, Krista, now own and operate both the Payne-Corley House and Park Café. Michael serves as Executive Chef and of both properties. Michael regularly contributes his culinary talents to many neighborhood and non-profit organizations. Michael and Krista make their home in historic downtown Duluth where they raise their three sons.
Naturally inventive and with a passion for fabulous cuisine, Tiffany sees food and beverage as her creative outlet. Her philosophy is that there is no better way to make someone smile than by serving them a meal they love! Tiffany’s culinary experience includes serving as Executive Chef overseeing the two original locations of Atlanta’s famed Flying Biscuit Café and specializing in vegetarian cuisine at T-Space and One Midtown Kitchen. Tiffany successfully opened as Executive Chef of 3 Bears Café in Marietta Square and Ethan Patrick’s Bistro in Canton. Tiffany joined the team in 2009 as Executive Sous Chef at the Payne-Corley House and later took on the role as Chef du Cuisine at the Park Café. In 2011 Tiffany moved to Pittsburg, PA where she served as Executive Sous Chef for exclusive Common Plea Catering company. A Georgia girl, Tiffany came back home in 2012 to re-join the Park Café and now serves as General Manager. She is a Gwinnett County native and earned her professional degree from Gwinnett Tech.
Chef de Cuisine