Derick Wade

Tomasso | Kiawah Island, SC

Wisconsin native Derick Wade attributes his love of cooking to the time spent by his grandmother's side in her kitchen and how food brings people together. His culinary training in restaurants and resorts around the globe - from Alaska to Russia, Hawaii to Bulgaria, and well-traveled destinations between - is a product of his wanderlust. These diverse personal and professional experiences have positively shaped Derick's worldview, culinary skills and love for lifelong learning and teaching. His passion for authentic Italian cuisine and simple, but beautiful, dishes made with fresh, local ingredients shines through in every plate served at Tomasso.