Last Fall, we welcomed our new Chef de Cuisine at the Lifesaving Station, Andy Fradenburgh from Pinehurst, North Carolina. Chef Fradenburgh has been in the food and beverage business for over 37 years after studying and exploring the culinary world. Most recently, Chef has opened and managed a family restaurant called ‘Nina’s Classic Cuisine’ since 1993. When asked what his role was within his business, he said “I do it all. From cooking, to washing dishes, to running the books. Family restaurants are a do-it-all business.” Before opening his restaurant, Chef Fradenburgh worked as the head chef in Colonial Williamsburg at the Williamsburg Lodge for nine years.
Originally from Virginia Beach, Chef wanted to move back to the beach while continuing his cooking career. When he and his wife found opportunities at the Sanderling Resort, the family made the move to the Outer Banks. His wife is also a restaurant manager at the resort!
Chef Fradenburgh is very enthusiastic about being a part of the team here at the Sanderling and strives to bring consistency to the restaurant. To achieve this, his goals are to get along with the staff, and to keep the customers happy!
“If you love what you do, you’ll never have a bad day at work.”
Andy’s excited to explore more of what the Outer Banks has to offer! On his days off, you will most likely find him outside fishing or doing any outdoor activities. He hopes to finish out his career in the food and beverage industry here at the Sanderling Resort. So make sure you say a friendly hello to Chef Fradenburgh when you visit or eat at the Lifesaving Station!