Orlando Rodriguez, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has presided over Veraisons Restaurant as Executive Chef since 2007. Orlando is a Connecticut native of Dominican heritage and speaks Spanish fluently. Over the years, he has established a strong rapport with area farmers asking them to create the finest and freshest ingredients for Veraisons. Bringing with him a passion for fine dining with an added casual flair, Orlando creates menus that are unique, colorful, and full of flavor and texture. His knowledge, excitement, and experience together with his incredibly calm and witty demeanor, make all of us at Glenora Wine Cellars honored to have him leading our culinary team!
Kirsten Fitzpatrick, Finger Lakes native and pastry chef of Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora Wine Cellars, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America’s Baking and Pastry Program in 2013 with an A.O.S degree. After spending a summer at Turning Stone Casino & Resort in Verona, New York working production in their pastry department, she returned home and took up a position at Veraisons. Since joining the team in 2014, Kirsten, in tandem with Sous Chef Sarah Hassler, have completely revamped the pastry program at Veraisons. (on right above)