Chef Daniel Groshell

Atlantic Beach, FL, USA

Name: Daniel Groshell
Age: 42
Nationality: American
Country of Residence: USA

1. Your Restaurant/Business: Ocean 60 Restaurant and Martini Bar in Atlantic Beach, FL.

2. About Your Kitchen: Creative continental cuisine, fresh local seafood and French classical techniques.

3. Your Favorite Chef Works Item: The Montreal Black Cool Vent Coat – great for Florida weather.

4. First Job: Peeling carrots for Chef Sergio at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, Florida.

5. Your Cookbook: My go to book: Professional Chef. My future book will honor my mother – artist, master entertainer, and community activist.

6. Your Awards: 2003-2010 Top 25 Best of Jacksonville, 2003-2010 Top 500 Florida Golden Spoon.

7. Your Cooking Inspiration: My mother, Dorothy, Julia Child, and the beach where I grew up.

8. Your Speciality Dish: Local diver shot Grouper with roasted tomato and shallot marmalade, parmesan risotto and lemon beurre blanc.

9. Favorite Dish To Eat: Whole fried red Snapper.

10. Weirdest Thing You Ever Ate: Turtle eggs off of the beach in El Salvador.

11. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Macadamia nut crunch.

12. Favorite Drink: Freshly squeezed tangerine and blood orange juice from my tree.

13. Favorite Wine: Vino Verde – I had in Portugal on the beach at age 15.

14. Who Would You Most Like To Cook For: Julia Child.

15. Who Would You Least Like To Cook For: Negative people and know-it-alls.

16. Favorite Things To Do When Not Cooking: Enjoying the beach, the surf, fishing, and then cooking!

17. Your Latest Project: R & D on a new product for the hospitality industry.

18. Favorite City and Why: Kanapali, Hawaii. Great memories and a trifecta of beauty: sand, surf and fresh fish!

19. Your Greatest Indulgence: Ron Centenario – Costa Rican Rum.

20. Your All Time Best Culinary Tip: Technique is flavor.