Team

Brian Gorman

Owner, Executive Chef
Brian has gained much of his culinary expertise in New York at one of the country’s highest rated restaurants, Bouley. Food has been Brian’s passion since a very young age. Brian has traveled and cooked in many different countries all around the world and has worked with chefs such as David Bouley, Joel Robuchon, Mario Batali, and Bobby Flay.

Dara Gorman

Owner, Senior Wedding Planner

Dara has built an outstanding reputation with our clients and Southwest Florida! Dara is an essential part of our team handling many tasks from public relations to making sure you and your event are taken care of. Dara will surely go above and beyond to surpass your expectations and make your dream day come to life.

Richard LeBeau

Head Chef

Richard has been the Chef of Artichoke and Company for close to 15 years. Richard’s background in the culinary industry is full of depth. From the Ritz Carlton to Naples Grande, Richard has the culinary knowledge of a Master Chef. Richard’s dedication and passion for quality makes him a great asset to Artichoke and Company and your event.

Riley Gorman

Wedding and Event Coordinator

Kristin Van Olst

Marketing Coordinator

Sofia Presuto

Event Coordinator

Andrea Weidemeyer

Office Manager

Brenden Gorman

Chief Operating Officer

Mia Roell

Wedding and Event Coordinator

Justin Blackshear

Chef

Brenden Gorman

Chief Operating Officer

Anthony Biagetti

Chef

Justin Blackshear

Chef

Chef Justin has been in the industry for over 25 years. He was involved in the opening of several FGCU restaurants & establishments. He has cooked for Bill Clinton & George Bush at the Duquesne Club in Downtown Pittsburgh. He makes desserts that are to die for and we are very thankful to have him be a part of the Artichoke team.