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.
Michael Burgess, Manager
Michael Burgess grew up in Middlefield, Ohio, a small village east of Cleveland. Michael started in restaurants as a dishwasher in high school at the age of 15. He graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts from the Florida Culinary Institute in 2007 and attended Kendall College’s Les Roches School of Hospitality Management in Chicago shortly thereafter. He enjoys running, collecting antiques and a glass of fine bourbon. His favorite ingredient to any recipe is good company and believes that you are never truly dressed without a smile. Michael looks forward to seeing you soon at Rack’s Downtown Eatery + Tavern, cheers! “Have more than you show and talk less than you know” -William Shakespeare
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