Derik Watson, Executive Chef
Derik has spent much of his career working with famed chef Takashi Yagihashi at many awarded Metro Detroit and Chicago area restaurants, including Iridescence, Tribute, & The Rugby Grille. A natural talent in the kitchen, Derik is making quite a name for himself among area “foodies” and restaurant critics.
Alex Dettwyler, Chef de Cuisine
Alex began his career at the age of 14 washing dishes and peeling potatoes. He quickly fell in love with the rush of working in a professional kitchen, and continued to hone his skills as a line cook through his early twenties. It was at the award winning Notion in Pittsburgh that Alex found his passion for fine dining. Alex joined the Bistro 82 team in 2015, and was promoted to Chef de Cuisine in December of 2016.
Scott Sadoff, Director of Operations, AFB Hospitality Group
Beginning his hospitality career at the age of 15, Scott has a reputation for being an “operations guru.” He honed his skills at a number of independent restaurants as well the nationally recognized P.F. Changs China Bistro, Inc. and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. A perfect fit for the role, Scott has knack for swiftly implementing solutions to problems others often overlook.
Adam Fry, Manager, AFB Hospitality Group
As his career in the restaurant industry nears the 20 year mark, Adam continues to build a certain enthusiastic and earnest dedication to his craft. Pairing a passionate reverence for dining culture with a meticulous work ethic, he has a keen eye for nailing the details.