Co-Founder & Executive Chef
He began his career path at the age of 7 working at his grandparent’s produce stand at The Italian Market, located in the heart of South Philadelphia. Using his family’s fresh produce, Northern and Southern Italian recipes were taught to him daily as he assisted his father and grandmother for traditional family gatherings. By age 11, Nick began working at local food stands in South Philadelphia and discovered his second love – surfing and snowboarding. Combining the two passions, Nick followed his love and while working at a local surf shop on the West Coast, started his own catering company – Calidelphia – that led him to preparing meals for top celebrities including Will Smith,
Co-Founder & Chairman
Co-Founder & Partner
After selling his first company, Steve turned to the wine industry, attended The Culinary Institute in Napa California, and launched his first wine brand to critical praise. Volta Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley landed on many year- end best lists including Wine Spectator (93 pts), Wine Advocate and The Wine Library (94 pts). As a consultant in both the music and hospitality industries, he has worked closely with Lincoln Center, The Chateau Marmount, The Standard Hotels, Billboard and The Sundance Film Festival. Steve currently resides in beautiful Bucks County where he owns and operates The Salt House, The Centre Bridge Inn, The Salty Dog, The Old Point Pleasant Firehouse, The Stockton Farmers Market. Steve met Mike and Nick in 2019 and began working together to bring their dream of The Borscht Belt alive.
Founder & CEO, Meriwether Group
David Howitt is an entrepreneur, operator, and innovator with over 20 years of experience providing business strategy, financial and legal counsel to global Fortune 100 companies and early stage start-ups.
His experience working with iconic consumer brands started in 1996 when he assumed the role of Corporate Counsel for adidas, a role he had for 4 years, during which time the company experienced explosive growth. He then moved into the Vice President position of licensing and business development where he oversaw a 250 million dollar licensing portfolio and supported several corporate acquisitions, including TaylorMade and Salomon.