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Published on August 8th, 2012 | by NSB Observer

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Chris Fingleton – SoNapa Kitchen Manager

Q: What brought you to NSB?

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?

A: Our steaks and fish are never frozen and are all hand cut in our kitchen.  Also, we are in the process of creating a new menu that will be available soon.

Q: When you go home do you cook for yourself?

A: Nope. I am never home.

Q: What is your favorite meal in town?

A: It’s a toss-up between the French Dip from Tayton O’Brians and the Shrimp and Basil Pappardelle Pasta from Spanish River Grill.

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.

 


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3 Responses to Chris Fingleton – SoNapa Kitchen Manager

  1. Stacey says:

    SoNapp is lucky to have Chris; he is fantastic, and his creations are delicious! Pennsylvania’s loss is SoNapa’s gain!

    xo,
    Stacey from PA

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  3. Sylvia Winer says:

    We were so excited to see the article featuring you, Chris. Hope we get to see you in action and taste the foods you so lovely prepare.

    Love,
    Grandma and Grandpa Winer

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