After seven years of running applewood and getting to know a multitude of amazing farmers personally, owners Laura and David Shea have decided to move out of the city and try their city hands at country living. They have, quite literally, bought the farm, and are transitioning from restaurateurs to farmers. The Sheas will be living in East Chatham, New York, beginning July 1st of 2012. They will travel back and forth to applewood, delivering produce and animals and hauling applewood's compostable materials back up to the farm.
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Sam Sherman grew up in Washington, Vermont. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 2007, and worked as a cook in New York City. He has been an important part of the applewood kitchen team since June of 2009. Sam has recently taken over the kitchen as Executive Chef and is a part-owner of applewood.
Tess Tomlinson's interest in good food practices solidified while working in farmer markets in Los Angeles in 2007. Since then, she's worked in farm-to-table settings upstate and in Brooklyn, at markets, and in restaurants. Tess started at applewood in 2011 as a server and is now a very hands-on front-of-the-house manager.
For more information, feel free to e-mail applewood. Reservations, however, cannot be accepted via e-mail. To make your reservation, call applewood at 718-788-1810.