Meet Our Team
Executive Chef/Partner Steve Zucker joined the Aloha Hospitality team following Hurricane Ivan in 2004, to re-open the devastated Mango’s in Orange Beach. Zucker’s distinguished culinary resume has roots in New Orleans before a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales in Providence, Rhode Island. His numerous professional credits include work stove-side with the legendary Chef John Folse in New Orleans and in Kapalua on the island of Maui. Zucker was named “One of the Top Ten Chefs to Watch” by Esquire Magazine, one of two “Great Young Chefs” by Southern Living, and one of the “Top Chefs in Vegas” by VIP magazine. Zucker opened and operated fine dining restaurants such as Voo Doo Café in Las Vegas and the “5 Bean” award-winning Lafitte’s Landing at Bittersweet Plantation in Louisiana with Chef Folse. He’s been named Manager of the Year by the Mobile Restaurant Association and nominated as Chef of the Year for Alabama. Zucker was invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House and has appeared on The Food Network.
Bar Chef, Rachel Ferrand brings mixology know-how from experience at Commander’s Palace, Dicky Brennan’s and Café Adelaide. Whether craft or classic cocktail, Rachel celebrates local ingredients like infused honey, mint from our rooftop greenhouse, or Alabama-sourced spirits.
Byran Hantes, General Manager