Chef ​David Fuhrman

​GREAT EVENTS CATERING + THE BLIND PIG AT THE GATES HOTEL

Growing up in a food driven world since his childhood, David has always known he was destined to be in the food service industry.  In high school he joined an adult vocational school where he was awarded student of the year for the class of 94’ using the skills he had gathered from early training.  From there he went on to attend Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smith, New York, in the field of Culinary Arts. After an aggressive two-year curriculum he was one of 30 total graduates to finish the program.  His education & experience have taken him to such places as Kent Country Club in Grand Rapids Michigan, Tavern on the Creek & the Hilton Resort on Hilton Head Island and Nantucket Island at the Straight Wharf Restaurant and Harbor House Hotel.

In 2001 Chef David went from north to south, from one island to another.  After working in a large market, the chef’s focus changed to local and sustainable with fresh fish and local flavor.  Some of Chef David’s local experience includes the following restaurants: Hot Tin Roof, Antonia’s, La Te Da, A&B Lobster House & the Conch Republic Seafood Company.

In 2012 Chef David purchased Great Events Catering, an established business that has been in Key West for over 20 years.  He and his team have been working toward elevating this established Key West business to the next level through professional experience, personalized service, creative flavor profiles, unique presentations and local resources.