Bio_Photos-11-1200x674_71k_edited.jpg
Michael Vai
OWNER & OPERATING PARTNER

An industry veteran starting in 1972, Graduating Culinary Institute of America (CIA) 1977, and Florida International University (FIU) 1979. He was trained and mentored by a Master Chef, and worked throughout the country with industry greats, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, chefs and operators. The first restaurant Michael owned in 1980 in Fort Lee NJ, “Hyde Park Restaurant” set him on a career journey around the country owning and operating world class restaurants. He believes in “a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, always working to be better than we have been!"

IMG_1088_edited.jpg
Nate Cooper
GENERAL MANAGER

A young, energetic, enthusiastic restaurant guy! fire + wine was Nate's first-ever restaurant, and rising through the ranks has groomed him into a passionate leader that understands the practical ins and outs of the restaurant he manages, as well as its culture. He's dedicated to creating an experience unlike any other for every customer that comes through the door. 

John Heenie
EXECUTIVE CHEF
IMG_0274_edited.jpg
Alex Jacobs
BEVERAGE MANAGER
Untitled design (6).png
IMG_0339%20(1)_edited.jpg
Heidi Forth
FRONT OF HOUSE
MANAGER
Sandy Georganas
OFFICE MANAGER