Jean Claude Etienne has been a professional chef for a decade working in some of the best restaurants in the country. He has traveled the East coast establishing himself in the industry and perfecting his craft. Chef Etienne had humble beginnings in his home town of Brooklyn, New York, where he was inspired to pursue a career in food by his mothers home cooking. It remains his motivation to inspire the feelings of hospitality and comfort his family instilled in him. He quickly worked his way up to working with esteemed restauranteur Stephen Starr in top rated "Parc" restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chef Etienne has continued to rise the ranks and continued to pursue different realms of cooking, becoming proficient in both restaurant service and large scale fine catering. His journey in food has eventually led him to working with Master Chef Rich Rosendale and being an Executive Chef with the Rosendale brand. Rich Rosendale's new concept "R3" will be Chef Etienne's 6th restaurant opening and a welcome opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business.