Chef James McGonigal, an expertly trained sushi specialist and former instructor, has joined the Bayfront Bistro team. Bayfront Bistro is the award-winning restaurant at Snook Bight Yacht Club and Marina.
Bayfront Bistro’s new sushi chef James McGonigal begins serving in the property’s new Sushi Bar on the Promenade. The Sushi Bar hours are currently Wednesday – Sunday, 5pm til 11pm.
“We’re very pleased to bring a chef of James’ caliber to our team,” says Snook Bight and Bayfront Bistro owner Joe Yerkes. “I’m eager to share his creations with our diners when he begins serving on the Promenade”
McGonigal trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Minnesota and Thai Sushi & Cooking School in Bangkok, Thailand. He has worked alongside cooking greats including Jean George and Jerry Hayden of New York, Michael Meehan of Mill River Inn and Tom Schaudel of Bluefish & Passionfish in New York.
Prior to moving to Southwest Florida, James taught the art of sushi at Rylee Mac Market and Cooking School in Colorado. He further parlays his talents in both sushi preparation and teaching as a participant in Operation Frontline/Save Our Strength, a program that provides cooking training and opportunities for under privileged children.
Come by and see James in action, and taste some of his wonderful creations at the new Sushi Bar!