Following his sixth consecutive win at the Key West Food and Wine Festival's Master Chef Classic in 2013, internationally renowned chef, Brendan Orr of The Roof Top Cafe, Key West, Florida has established himself as one of the top chefs in the state.
Known for its sunshine, beautiful beaches and great seafood, Key West, Florida is home to many well established restaurants and respected chefs. Among the top ranked restaurants in this tropical paradise is the Roof Top Cafe, boasting one of the most awarded chefs in the state, world renowned Executive Chef, Brendan Orr.
A 13 year resident of the island, Orr has dominated the culinary scene in Key West for years, winning a sixth consecutive Master Chef Classic with his unique flare on "New Island Cuisine" at the Key West Food and Wine Festival in 2013. This, the latest of his accolades, is one of many he has earned over his career as the Roof Top Cafe Executive Chef.
"As a chef, there is absolutely nothing more rewarding than when people love your creations," commented an always smiling Orr. "The awards are icing on the cake."
Born in Tuscon, Arizona, Orr and his family moved to Florida in his early years. As an English major at the University of Florida, Gainesville, the future chef realized his propensity and natural talent for cooking. Following graduation from the U, Orr traveled to Jacksonville where he enrolled in the apprenticeship program at the American Culinary Federation. Having caught the cooking bug, Paris was next in his travels and education. Under award winning Chef Michel Cliche, Orr began his career in the culinary arts, running a restaurant in the center of the culinary capitol of the world, Paris, France.
Upon his return to the United States, Chef Orr found the appeal of the Florida Keys irresistible and settled on the island of Key West. After six years of working under Executive Chef Doug Shook at the acclaimed restaurant, Louie's Backyard, Chef Orr took his unique talent to the Roof Top Cafe where as Executive Chef, he is thrilled to create his new island cuisine at one of the top ranked restaurants in Key West, Florida.
For more information on Chef Brendan Orr and the Roof Top Cafe, Key West, Florida, visit the website: www.rooftopcafekeywest.com