Hours We Are Cookin’
7 Days A Week
I started in the business, washing dishes at 12 years old (close to the time I met my wife, Cady, in middle school). I stood by my Dad’s side and learned about cooking, running restaurants and most importantly about life. Being such a positive role model, made George a shoe in to stand by my side as best man at my wedding.
After Graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, I worked at some really cool places....high end, exclusive country clubs, corporate dining and greasy spoons, but I always had a passion for the first and most important meal of the day. When we started leasing C&G's in Bayville, George let me manage the day to day operations from day one. From slinging hash all day, ordering and inventory, creating menu's and weekly specials, as well as training and managing the kitchen staff.
As a retired teacher, I always admired the impact my mom, Carleen, had on her students. I have tried to make my kitchen like her classroom...a place I can teach and create a passion for food. It has been one of my favorite parts of this journey, to watch my staff flourish with proper instruction and positive feedback.
Cady, and I are put all of our eggs in one basket and purchased the property that we currently operate on!! We are beyond excited to have full ownership of C&G's in Bayville!
This past year has brought chaos and uncertainty in so many ways, but we could not be more certain about wanting to spread our roots here! You have our guarantee that the food and smiling staff will remain the same, as none of that will be changing. I, (Fat Carl) will still be making biscuits and hash all day and Cady will be handling the front of the house.
Now let's talk about some things you will notice are changing, our name. George built a legacy I will forever admire. I strive for our daughter, Carmella Grace to admire the legacy we hope to pass on to her one day....GRITS and GRACE. (G&G, for all that are so used to saying C&G).
We will phase into this change and keep everyone updated!
These two words not only have significant meaning to our family, with Grace being Carmella's middle name. We feel they also relate to our staff and the people we serve.
GRIT "is passion and perseverance for long-term meaningful goals, It's the ability to persist in something you feel passionate about and persevere when you face obstacles". (Also a bomb staple on our menu)
GRACE "simple elegance, courteous goodwill" GRIT is what you do and GRACE is how you do it. We couldn't think of a better name to represent our hardworking staff and the people that we serve.
George laid out the secret of his success for me and it's pretty simple. GOOD food and GOOD people. We've got both, so let's do this Bayville!!
We are so grateful for the friendships that we have built here in Bayville. It serves as proof that Bayville, NJ truly is the best place on Earth!
See y'all soon