Growing up in Lafayette Louisiana, Chef/Owner Jim Richard’s family heritage in the restaurant industry spans four generations. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1988, he established Word of Mouth Restaurant Group inc. and Blue Mountain Catering Co. in 1998. In 2002 he acquired his first restaurant, The Lake Place Restaurant, in Santa Rosa Beach Fl.
Corporate Chef/Partner Todd Misener grew up in a small family restaurant in Michigan. After graduating with honors from the Culinary Institute of America he worked with Master Chef Jack Shoop for 17 years before joining Word of Mouth Restaurant Group in 2007 to open Stinky’s Fish Camp.