Greg Baker

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Tampa, FL
Western Culinary Institute
Food History, Outdoor Cooking, Restaurant Industry
  • In 2011 Greg's restaurant was nominated by the James Beard Foundation for Best New Restaurant Award.
  • The James Beard Foundation nominated Greg for their Best Chef, South Award, 2012-2017.
  • Upon announcing his retirement from the industry, Greg was noted as "The Chef Who Changed Tampa's Food Culture" by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.


Greg started on this path as a chef and restaurateur, taking his first kitchen job at 15. He worked in the industry for over 35 years. In 2015, he started occasionally contributing to food publications as a guest writer and found he enjoyed the process. So much so that when he retired from the restaurant life, he pursued writing as a career. Since then, his work has appeared in Food Republic, Food and Wine, and Tasting Table.


Greg graduated from the Western Culinary Institute in 1988.
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