About the Chef

About the Chef

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Chef Thierry

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.