Hello everyone, I’m Rob Gebhardt, the chef of the team. I’ve been a professional cook for 27 years, managing kitchens that ranged from high volume Italian trattorias to swanky yacht clubs to farm to table diners. I grew up in restaurant kitchens, my grandmother was an amazing southern cook and restaurant owner and she sparked my passion for really good food and the care it takes to create it. My wife, Kay, and I have called Yreka home since 2006, and have gotten to know so many new friends through cooking at local eateries and volunteering our services to fundraising events and friends catered weddings. Besides being best friends, Kay and I make a great team, as she bakes heavenly sweets and creates exceptional desserts. When I’m not cooking, you’ll find me playing guitar and singing for all I’m worth in the band Honeyglove, also usually at a fundraiser! We love our community, this wonderful mix of such diverse people with the unity and will to pull together and help one another. Cheers all! Let’s eat!
Hello everyone, Kay Gebhardt here. I was born and raised just outside Boston Massachusetts, the youngest of six very loving, very different siblings. My mom was a homemaker and Dad was a career fire fighter as was his father before him.
I started my life long career in the restaurant business at age 14 as the “coat check girl” at a local eatery. Recognizing my strong work ethic, it wasn’t long before I was offered a position bussing tables, waiting tables and then hostessing, solidifying my love for the service industry. Later I moved to New Hampshire’s upper valley, where I raised two amazing daughters while working at Sweet Tomatoes Trattoria, where I met the love of my life, Rob Gebhardt. It wasn’t until then that I tried my hand at “the back of the house” work, in the Kitchen of The Lake Sunapee Yacht Club. There I found a passion for baking and a higher respect for the work that goes into running a restaurant.
Together Rob and I decided to leave our beloved New England and head west. We landed in Yreka around 2007 and quickly established strong loving friendships and a place to call home. I feel confident, with my husband Rob at my side, we can provide a unique and memorable dining experience for our much loved community.