Meet the Chefs
Executive Chef Patrick Chmura
is the Executive Chef for Webster’s Bistro. He studied under Executive Chef Adam Goetz at Craving (located on Hertel in North Buffalo) as his Executive Sous Chef for 5 years. His interest in cooking began as an extension of his interest in art, and it’s easy to see by looking at his dishes that he’s inspired to create a work of art on every plate.
Chef Gabrielle Thomas
is the Catering and Events Chef for Webster’s Kitchen. She received her degree from The Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, NY. with many years of experience from Tucson, Arizona as the Sous Chef at the Flying V, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Sous Chef at the PY Steakhouse, Casino Del Sol Resort and the Ritz Carlton in Dove Mountain, Arizona. She brings a seasoned blend of skills and expertise to Webster’s Kitchen.
Chef Robin Kurss
is the former pastry chef from the famous French restaurant Rue Franklin. Robin brings her culinary experience to Webster’s Kitchen as she shares her expertise in making some of the restaurants delicious desserts.
Chef Marti (Martha) Marrano
is a third generation chocolatier. She grew up learning the family business of candy making and operating an ice cream parlor through Elizabeth’s Candies. In 2015, she launched a home catering business, Marti’s Catering Service, where she provides catered fare for up to 200 guests for local businesses and organizations.
Chef Debbie Clark
is the former owner of Delish Cooking School and Pastry Shop on Elmwood Avenue. She is currently teaching Culinary Arts, Baking and Culinary Medicine at SUNY Erie and is teaching culinary classes at the YWCA in Lockport for unemployed individuals looking to gain the skills for an entry-level position in a restaurant or bakery.
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