With her restaurants The Perfect Caper in Punta Gorda, Florida, and Ella’s Food & Drink in Westerly, Rhode Island, and more than 25 years of experience in the kitchen, Jeanie Roland brings a culinary expertise and competitive energy to everything she does.
She has more James Beard nominations than most chefs get in a lifetime and recently went toe-to-toe against Bobby Flay on Beat Bobby Flay (Food Network), where she won.
Roland uses refined French technique and Asian influences to create unique cuisine that keeps patrons coming back over and over. She’s a seven-time James Beard Foundation nominee for “Best Chef: South,” and nine-time Florida Trend Magazine “Golden Spoon Award” winner, lauded in Florida Trend Magazine’s “Hall of Fame” 2016 and 2017.
Chef Roland has travelled extensively in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, England, France, Ireland, Italy and Morocco, using those experiences to cultivate a globally and culturally inspired view of food.