Chef Tina is the Owner of Frescos Southern Kitchen and Bar. Her husband Tim works with her in running the restaurant now on a daily since he retired from his Corporate Medical Sales Career after 33 years. Frescos is not only a restaurant but also a Full Service Boutique Caterer, hosting on site and off site events from a few to 300+!
Here’s a little more information about Tina and Tim from their website:
Chef Tina Calhoon is a Florida native – born in Jacksonville and raised in Ocala. Her maternal roots hail from the south and include many days spent in the kitchen with her mom learning the cooking basics and giving her the best kind of culinary education…a real world one. This hands-on culinary training allowed Tina to build on her southern roots to create unique, new southern dishes, as well as regional and ethnic offerings that appeal to all palates.
Tina and her husband Tim, Frescos’ Director of Spirits and Entertainment, opened the doors to Frescos in 2009 with a vision that has seen them through three restaurant expansions over the last 10 years. Frescos has gone from small bistro to downtown destination, helping to revitalize the Downtown Lakeland dining scene while paving the way for other boutique restaurants to establish themselves here.