Meet our team
At the Brand New BEAU'S On the River.
Billy Thurman, Executive Chef
Thurman grew up in Akron, Ohio and got an early start in the restaurant business as a dishwasher at Crocker's Bar & Grille at the age of 14. He quickly realized his passion for the food industry and began working toward his ultimate goal of becoming a chef.
He gained valuable experience and confidence while holding positions at Beau's Tavern and Ken Stewart's Grille. He was given an opportunity in Florida, at the age of 25, and he became the Executive Chef at The Twilight Cafe in Sanibel Island. He was very successful in Florida and continued to gain experience and knowledge in positions in Atlanta, Rockport and San Fransisco.
Family is extremely important to Thurman, so he moved his wife, three children and three dogs across the country to be closer to his mother and sisters. He is very excited to return to his hometown bringing 18 years of experience and his great passion for the food industry.