Driftwood features fresh and locally sourced food, handcrafted cocktails and a fun, welcoming atmosphere that is perfect for any occasion.
MEET THE CHEF: Jimmy Everett
Jimmy Everett, a native of South Florida, began his culinary career young and humble. At 15, Everett became a busboy at the Atlantis Country Club in Lake Worth and eventually pestered his way into a job on the line. Inspired by teachers and a fellow busboy who went on to attend culinary school, Everett matured, and set out for New York, enrolling at the Culinary Institute of America.
During his studies, he interned at American Seasons on Nantucket, where he was first introduced to the world of fine dining. Upon graduation, Everett joined the team at Eleven Madison Park with Chef Daniel Humm, and after a year and half cooking in that rarefied gauntlet, he entered Wylie Dufresne’s world of whimsy and experimentation at wd~50. In 2009, he was on the opening team of Michael White’s Marea, where he worked closely with friend and mentor Jared Gadbaw and eventually rose to executive sous chef. Staying within the Altamarea global empire, Everett opened Al Molo Ristorante Italiano in Hong Kong as executive chef in 2011.
Following that experience Everett, traveled throughout the Americas, including the Caribbean, and opened a restaurant in California before returning to South Florida as chef de cuisine of Valentino Cucina Italiana, Everett is pushing boundaries in Fort Lauderdale. In March 2018 Everett alongside his business partner and wife, Ilia Gonzalez, opened the doors to his own restaurant, Driftwood in Boynton Beach.
Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.
While every event will include a Welcome Cocktail, some dinners will have pairings and others will have alcohol for purchase.
Gratuities are included in the price of the ticket but additional tips are greatly appreciated.
Our events are geared towards adults 21+. Thank you!
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. Some of the restaurants can accommodate while others can’t. This is a case by case issue. Please reach out to us directly at Matt@craftfoodtours.com
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