Todd Katz, Kitchen Manager
Todd Katz was born and raised in Philadelphia. From a young age, Todd has worked in several hospitality-infused establishments, which aided in forming his culinary style. Popular locations such as: Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel, Four Seasons, and Roxxi Dining Group. In 1994 Todd moved to San Francisco where he continued working in the industry for five years, launching his own catering company, ‘Culinary Exploits’. Todd eventually moved to Florida in 1999. Here he has worked at more renowned fine-dining establishments such as: ‘Café L’ Europe’, ‘Devitos’, ‘Polo Club’, and last but not least, ‘RACKS’. Since joining the GR Restaurant Management Group, where his chef and leadership skills have been an integral part of the success of the restaurant, Todd has ultimately been promoted to the position of Executive Chef of RACKS in Delray Beach. Todd has a true passion for the industry, this is evident in his work.
Gene Beach, Manager
Gene was born in Washington DC and grew up in Maryland. After attending DePauw University and studying Business Management he came back to Annapolis unsure of what to do. So he decided to bartend at a few local establishments. And then in September 1991 he visited his mother in Coconut Creek, FL. He fell in love with South Florida, quit his Maryland job and moved to Florida. Early on Gene was a lead trainer that flew around the country and opened up new stores first for TGIFridays and then Outback Steakhouse. Soon he was promoted into management. In the early 2000’s he moved on to work with The Restaurant People of Fort Lauderdale (owners of Tarpon Bend, YOLO and S3). After 7 years he left and opened up a few bars and restaurants until he settled in with The Gary Rack Group in July 2014. Just a few months later he was offered the GM position at Gary Racks newest concept, The Farmhouse Kitchen. Gene now feels he has his dream job. It was an incredibly successful opening, with hopefully more on the way. Gene has an 18year old son, Mason. He loves Jimmy Buffet and country music and hopes that Mr. Rack will open a Farmhouse Kitchen in his dream spot, Key West
Prescott Bardales, Manager
Born in Houston Tx., in 1976 raised in California and grew up in Miami Fl. Prescott has been in the business since he was old enough to work. “I LOVE what I do because everyday in the business is different day, plus I will always have a job because people are always hungry!” Prescott enjoys working for GR Restaurant Mgmt Group because of the quality of the product and the amazing team behind it. His favorite vacation spot is Ocean Reef Fl