Published on August 8th, 2012 | by NSB Observer3
Chris Fingleton – SoNapa Kitchen Manager
A: I started as a pizza guy in Pennsylvania in 2002 and in 2004 I was ready to move to a new area. My aunt heard I was looking for a new place to live and offered me a job at her catering business on Canal Street. I had vacationed here before and knew this lifestyle fit my personality better than up North. So, I finished school and moved to New Smyrna Beach.
Q: What is your culinary background?
A: I went to Yorktown Business Institute in Pennsylvania and received my degree in Culinary Arts, but I would say most of my experience comes from working at various restaurants in New Smyrna and alongside my aunt.
Q: Have you created any of the menu items at SoNapa?
A: I have not personally created any of the items on the menu, but I do come up with the specials daily.
Q: Tell me something most people don’t know about SoNapa?
Q: When you go home do you cook for yourself?
A: Nope. I am never home.
Q: What is your favorite meal in town?
Q: What is your favorite spot on the beach?
A: Wherever my friends are hanging out at. I don’t have one favorite spot.
Q: What do you do on your day off?
A: I like to go to Beachside Tavern for live music or Tayton O’Brians.
Q: Where is your favorite place to shop?
A: Red Dog. My entire wardrobe was bought there. If they carried kitchen gear, I wouldn’t have to shop anywhere else.
Q: What is your favorite memory living here so far?
A: Oh man, too many. I don’t have one favorite memory, they are all good. Hanging out with good friends at live shows, you can’t ask for much more.