Tanya Whatley

Tanya Whatley

Tanya Whatley, a hostess at Kres with a rich history in the hospitality industry, embodies the essence of dedication and warmth. Born and raised in Natchitoches, Louisiana, Tanya moved to Orlando in 1998, bringing with her a deep-seated love for culinary arts,...
William Byrd

William Byrd

William Byrd’s story begins in Delaware but takes root in Orlando, where, at the tender age of 17 months, he began to carve out his Floridian identity. It was family—particularly an aunt—whose footsteps led young William to the hospitality industry, steering him clear...
Jorge Duprey

Jorge Duprey

Jorge Duprey is a testament to the blend of cultural heritage and adaptable service. With his start in the Orlando culinary scene back in ‘94 and his Puerto Rican lineage, Jorge adds a personal touch to every interaction at Kres. His culinary roots were started in a...
Mike Heinzman

Mike Heinzman

Born in Puerto Rico, Mike moved to Central Florida before his first birthday, growing up in Altamonte Springs and then Longwood. This blend of Caribbean roots and Floridian upbringing has subtly shaped his personality and perspectives, though his passion for diverse...
Sara Barone

Sara Barone

Sara’s story begins in South Korea, where she was adopted and raised in the serene landscapes of upstate New York. Her foray into hospitality started at the age of 15, marking the beginning of a lifelong passion for the service industry. Sara’s experience...
Michael Andre

Michael Andre

From Ft Pierce to Orlando, Michael Andre’s journey in the culinary world is nothing short of inspiring. Embracing Orlando as his true home, Michael’s adventure with us at Kres started nine incredible years ago, a story rich in dedication, growth, and the...