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!
Drew Staherski is the Sous Chef at Veraisons Restaurant. A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Drew graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 2016 with an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Before his promotion to sous chef at Veraisons, Drew externed in the kitchen while in school and returned after graduating as a line cook. He enjoys creating high-end plant based cuisine and promoting a sustainable food system by cutting down waste, maximizing efficiency, and procuring products from sustainable, local sources. In his free time, you can find Drew biking, hiking, and exploring the Finger Lakes region.