Chef Gerry

Welcome Chef Gerry to the Skooter's Team!

We have some EXCITING NEWS to share with all our #SkooterFANS!

Introducing our new Master Chef Gerry Melendy, Jr.!
We are so thrilled to have him join our team! Up front Alabama he brings his southern flair with him. He was the chef for the Tennessee Titans Pro Football Team and Executive Chef for the University of Alabama!

He's been working behind the scenes with us over the last month on everything! He's made some subtle changes and some not so subtle! Read on for a bio of Chef Gerry! 

We have some awesome events coming up where our #SkooterFANS can meet him up close and talk BBQ!

He's always out and about talking with our patrons at their tables! Come try our delicious menu. He's been working hard to bring his Southern Flair right here to Skooters in Shorewood!



From a young age, Gerry had a passion for everything food. He learned about food from his grandfather who owned a restaurant in Massachusetts. The love of food, cooking, creating new flavors runs through his veins. Gerry studied at Scottsdale Culinary Institute where he absorbed all the techniques to prepare himself for a culinary career.

Gerry placed third in 2000 in Chef de Chef competition in New Orleans. Gerry's knowledge enabled him to be successful within an array of multiple establishments, overseeing both FOH and BOH operations. In which took him from Arizona to Washington State, New Orleans, finally to where Gerry was established within the Tennessee Titans Pro Football team in Nashville, TN. Four Years with them Gerry was named the Executive Chef for the University of Alabama in both of their locations in Huntsville and Tuscaloosa AL. 

Gerry moved to Frankfort, IL in January of 2016 following a courtship with now wife Julie, they both reside in Joliet, Gerry brings his southern and BBQ flair from Alabama to us at Skooters Roadhouse in Shorewood.
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