Normally you get the pleasure of working for someone else for years before getting the unique opportunity to own your own place. That’s where I have ended up in my journey through the food industry for over 35 years.
People mostly knew me as the chef at the mobil gas station at the entrance to Yosemite national park for 16 years. I started out making sandwiches and according to gourmet magazine October 2002, turned it into one of the most interesting restaurants in the world. It has also been featured on the food network with Al Roker.
Never satisfied working for someone else, I needed to take the next step which led me to Mammoth Lakes, Ca. and the opening of "Toomey's," a name well recognized throughout the Eastern Sierras.