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Flying Tortoise Pub & Eatery

We are an exciting new hot spot on the waters edge of the Lake of the Ozarks looking to provide high quality service to locals and tourists

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Camdenton, MO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2013
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

We are a culinary management team who found the opportunity to start a venture on the Lake of the Ozarks. Executive Chef Kenneth Buff has a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu and Eric Pierce the general manager has a Hospitality Management degree from Kansas State University. Both educational institutions are in the top tier of each respective industry. Our motto is "Fresh, Local, Seasonal" which means we will incorperate fresh seasonal items.


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    General Manager

    Graduate of Kansas State University Hospitality Management program. Has worked in many areas of the hospitality industry and has ample experience managing kitchens and food service operations. Has experience as a bartender and is very passionate about the food and beverage industry.

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    Kenneth Arlen Buff
    Executive Chef

    A young chef who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, California. Has worked in Hawaii, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Houston TX, Oklahoma City and has an incredible passion for innovating new food items.

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    Derrick Eugene Metzen
    Bar Manager

    Derrick has an incredible work ethic working in the aircraft industry for the better part of 10 years and always having a passion to be in the beverage industry. Derrick's dream has always been to own a bar.

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    Jason Swindler
    Sous Chef

    Jason is the new sous chef under the direction of Kenneth Buff who has worked with Jason in the past operating a catering business in Wichita, KS. Jason has had the opportunity to grow as a chef by paying close attention to detail and being able to learn while maintaining a full-time job and daughter in the process.


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    David Welch

Previous Investors

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    Patricia Thomas
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    Gena & Bruce Aldrich