Meet The Cask & Larder Team
James and Julie Petrakis – Chef/Owners of The Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder
Since opening The Ravenous Pig in 2007, James and Julie Petrakis have garnered numerous accolades for their ever-changing menus based on seasonal ingredients and made-from-scratch items. This culinary devotion has won them a coveted James Beard nomination, along with praise from Food & Wine, Saveur, Southern Living and other publications. They are also authors of The Ravenous Pig: Seasons of Florida cookbook.
Although James and Julie both grew up in Winter Park, they did not meet until they were attending the Culinary Institute of America (C.I.A.), in Hyde Park, New York. After graduation, they worked at some of the country’s most notable and innovative restaurants—James at Walt Disney World’s California Grill, Atelier at The Ritz Carlton/Central Park, The Ritz Carlton/Orlando, and on the launch team for Seasons 52; Julie at New York City’s Tribeca Grill, Union Square Café, and Union Pacific, Atlanta’s Bachannalia, Primo at Orlando’s JW Marriott, and with her brother-in-law, Brian Petrakis, helped create and launch Greens & Grille. Both James and Julie worked under Chef Brandon McGlamery to open Luma on Park.
At Cask & Larder, James and Julie have succeeded in assembling another stellar team of dedicated culinarians to create a restaurant that honors foods of the region with a welcoming, neighborhood feel.