Chef Andrew Silas
Chef Andrew, who has degrees in Culinary Management and Baking/Patisserie, has worked in kitchens for over 15 years and even trained under Master Chef Sandor Zombori. Growing up, he learned of the power and compassion in cooking from his Granny, whom he watched prepare classic southern dishes for every family reunion and major holiday. Chef Andrew cooks with a little southern flair and uses a mix of classical French techniques. You’d be hard pressed to find a kitchen that he hasn’t worked in! From manning the woks in fine dining Asian restaurants to flipping gourmet pizza doughs, Chef Andrew has a well-rounded culinary knowledge and expertise. He is honored to cook delicious food for the people of St. Petersburg, a city he is proud to call home.
Shaun grew up in St. Petersburg and returned to pursue his Master’s at the University of South Florida after completing his undergraduate degree at The University of Florida. He has been with Locale since close to the beginning, joining the team as a Market Concierge. His background includes several years in the hospitality industry ranging from cooking and banquets to financial analyst.
Rachele grew up in the Pennsylvania countryside and was surrounded by farmlands. Before moving to St. Petersburg she lived in Seattle where her passion for food grew. She started with Locale shortly before it’s opening in December 2014. Through her passion for food and customer service she rose from a cashier supervisor to Market Manager within the first year. She has worked a variety of positions spanning Natural foods to retail management. Rachele attended Colby College for Arts and History and is self educated in organic and biodynamic foods. She is dedicated to supporting team members and building a unique guest experience.
Chef John “JFK” Kennedy
Executive Sous Chef
Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Chef John moved to the state of Maine in his late teens. He joined the United States Army in 2006 as a combat medic and then transitioned to a critical care flight medic after a year-long tour of duty in Afghanistan. He moved to Florida with his wife after being discharged in 2012 and found cooking to be an effective way to combat his symptoms of PTSD. Chef John pursued a career in the culinary field and quickly found that it was not that different from his time in the military. As a Sous Chef at Locale Market, he fulfills his desire to be part of a team and reach success while also serving people within the community.
Bradley is a native to sunny St. Petersburg. He has several years of experience working in grocery retail stores and specializes in natural, organic groceries and produce. He brings his love of food and groceries to Locale Market, where he serves as the Grocery Manager overseeing the large collection of natural groceries and specialty products. In his free time, Bradley loves to spend time outdoors and on the water fishing with his friends and family..
Director of Catering & Events
Cristina has over 25 years’ experience in food and beverage, specializing in events, catering and event production. she had relocated back to her hometown of Tampa after a successful career in Key West Florida. She was the owner and operator of one of the largest off premise catering companies in the Florida Keys, Great Events Catering. Cristina has experience in all facets of catering both on premise and off premise. Most importantly, she is creative and has a passion for putting together fantastic events.