Meet the staff of Elements Bistro.
From his first job at 15 in fast food to now, 14 years later, Richard Nanny has grown himself into a great executive chef for Elements Bistro and Grill. His hands on education came from French and Italian chefs he learned from and worked for in Savannah, Ga. After 5 years of working at Elements, Richard’s passion is still to continue to grow and explore the southern fusion roots begun by John Mark Lane.
Tony was born in Caracas, Venezuela and came to the United States in 1975. He worked for the United States Department of Defense in Germany for 13 years. While in Europe, he followed his passion for food and wine throughout Italy, France, Spain and Slovenia. After returning to the States from Germany in 1995, he settled in Fort Myers, Florida and began his hospitality and fine dining career as an Assistant Manager at Villa Pescatore Italian Restaurant in Naples, Florida. A few years later, in Naples, he was hired as General Manager for Frascati’s Italian Restaurant, followed by an owner/operator partnership for Chiantis Italian Restaurant. He relocated to Lyons after his marriage to a local “Georgia Peach” and became part of the Elements Bistro and Grill family in 2008.