At age six while growing up on the banks of Oregon's McKenzie River, Russell rose daily at 5:30am and fished until five trout were secured. He proceeded to the garden for fresh peas, corn and green beans, then headed straight to the kitchen to clean & fillet his bounty and prepare omelets before waking the family for breakfast. Such is country life!
Extra-curricular to routine Executive Chef duties at the Boardwalk Bistro, Russell develops menus and executes all phases of activities of special interest:
Russell believes that the many talented chefs he has worked with throughout his career have contributed greatly to his success. In addition, he and his wife Mary delight and learn from dining out and savoring dishes prepared by our cities top chefs. When Russ isn't in the kitchen you can find him conversing with other chefs about their latest culinary passion or, "you guessed it," fishing with his son Russ!