Oliver Saucy


Oliver Saucy is the Culinary Director/Partner at Innovative Restaurant Concepts, LLC, owner of Cafe Maxx in Pompano Beach, Florida, East City Grill restaurants in Birmingham, Alabama and Weston, Florida and Bistro 17 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is known among southeast regional chefs for his "right on" instincts for ingredients that work well together and his classical training, which he uses as a foundation to construct recipes that produce an explosion of flavor.Oliver is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York, but he actually learned to cook from his father, Eric, who recently retired from a long and illustrious career as a Senior Chef/Instructor at the CIA.

A regular participant and guest chef at harvest festivals and wine auction events in California's Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Oliver Saucy often calls public attention to the importance off promoting bio-diversity and sustainable food choices among farmers and growers. He is committed to always using the best possible food products, and clear pure flavors shine through all of his culinary creations.

Continually shopping for the newest products available across the country, Oliver selects the best and freshest ingredients from the Mediterranean, Tropical, "Southern Comfort", Southwestern and Oriental food baskets and then combines them with Florida's bounty of tropical spices, fruits, vegetables and Atlantic Coast seafood. As a result, the menus at Cafe Maxx occupy a position on everybody's short list of the area's top purveyors of Southeast Florida's splendid new regional cuisine.

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