Jamey’s love of cooking started as a young child in the kitchen with his grandmother. He went to college on a tennis scholarship and ended up studying business and finance at the University of Florida. However, like most good career paths, his ambition led him down a new road. At the age of 24, he started cooking professionally. His impressive resume includes time spent working under some of the biggest names in the restaurant world, like Louis Chatham of Commander’s Palace, and being the Executive Chef of the Four Star and Four Diamond award winning restaurant Manuel’s on 28th. But Jamey’s humble passion for cooking and creating food that people remember is what makes him so lovable. He is now the Executive Chef of The Candy Apple Café and Cocktails, as well as its parent company and associated brands: The Chef’s Garden, CG Dinner Club, and the Cummer Café. Jamey has created a loyal following of hungry fans that adore his approach to food. When he is not cooking in one of our kitchens, he is busy being a dad to his two girls, Charlee and Catye.