Chef Loren has learned and experienced cuisine from all over the world. From Hawaii, to Italy, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Washington DC, the Caribbean Islands & Florida Keys, England, and all over Southwest Virginia where he calls home. Chef's most recent career move was taking over The Palisades Restaurant, in Egglston VA. To the untrained eye, Egglston seems like an unlikely place to have a fine dining establisment, however the owner Sheana Muldoon has flourished here for almost 15 years now. Before this, chef was in Washington DC where he ran a group of 7 very different restaurants as the culinary director & corporate chef. The restaurants were as followed: Irish Pub, Upscale Casual American cuisine with wood fired pizza, Fine Dining Seafood House, Gastro Pub and Cocktail lounge adjacent to a 2 Micheline star restaurant, a BBQ and Smoke House, a Caribbean Restaurant and Bar, and an upscale fine dining steak house, simultaneously and wrote the recipes, menus, trained the General managers, Executive Chefs, and hourly crew, staff totals were between 120 to 160 depending on the season in less than one year for all locations successfully. This guy, knows his stuff. To form a collection of these experiences and recipes right here in one place. Don't worry, you will not have to read his life story to get a recipe and scroll for ages to see the ingredients! Recipe links will be TO THE POINT and of course, a story to follow if you so desire to read it.