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About Chef Steve Phelps


Steve Phelps

Chef Steve Phelps opened Indigenous in 2011, and since then has honed his reputation as one of the region's most inspirational and educational chefs, earning a James Beard Foundation semi-finalist nomination for Best Chef, South in 2014 and 2015. Indigenous has helped to put Sarasota, Fla., boldly on the map as a wonderful city in which to live, visit and dine.

Originally from Cleveland, Chef Phelps was fortunate to begin working in the kitchen at a young age under the guidance of his uncle, a military chef. Classically trained in France and Germany, his uncle passed on his techniques to the young Phelps, teaching him about every aspect of being a restaurateur. This turned out to be both fulfilling and fun for the rising chef and his talents quickly blossomed, running kitchens at the prestigious Hyde Park Steakhouse entities as well as other top Cleveland spots.   Read More...




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