Chef Bruce Moffett’s culinary journey began in Barrington, Rhode Island, long before he knew he wanted to be a chef. He began cooking as a child, using recipes from his grandmother. But, it wasn’t until after earning a Political Science degree from the University of Rhode Island and working the political circuit in D.C., that Bruce decided his true passion lied in the culinary arts industry. He was formally trained at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). He worked in the kitchens of two of Boston’s most prestigious restaurants, L’Espalier and Metropolis Cafe, before moving to Charlotte in 2000 and opening Barrington’s Restaurant, an intimate bistro where Chef Moffett uses his Northeastern cooking influence integrated with seasonal Southern ingredients. He was a semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: Southeast award in 2009. That same year, he opened Good Food on Montford, followed by his third concept, Stagioni, in 2013.