About the Chef 2017-10-04T16:31:16+00:00

ABOUT

The Chef

A Belgium native, Chef Thierry Reverse received his culinary training at the Stella Matutina Culinary Institute, specializing in French classical cooking under some of Belgium’s most renowned chefs.

Since moving to the United States in 1996 he has worked along the Gulf Coasts of Mississippi and Florida, most notably at the Grand Casino Biloxi and Hilton Pensacola, where he gained invaluable knowledge of Southern and Coastal cuisine. Chef Thierry and his wife Naomi moved to Gulfport, Florida in August of 2017.

His biggest influences in cooking are:

  • Julia Child
  • Anthony Bourdain
  • Emeril Lagasse

Chef Thierry believes using fresh and locally sourced ingredients are the key to creating delicious meals.  He looks forward to using his experiences and culinary skills to lead the talented team at Isabelle’s Restaurant at the Historic Peninsula Inn into one of the best restaurants in the area.

“I might be a little bias but as I eat food prepared by Chef Thierry everyday I must say – It’s all delicious!”

VERONICA CHAMPION, OWNER

ABOUT

The Sous Chef

Juanito Calderon has known Veronica for years.  They have worked together around the globe and so it only made sense they would both settle down in our wonderful town of Gulfport, Florida.

“Always tasty! Thanks Chef!”

TOM, BROTHER

“Great local ingredients provides a great base to cook fresh southern food with a twist.”

JUANITO CALDERON, SOUS CHEF

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