Front of House Manager
Tom has had various jobs all over Rhode Island – in private clubs (where he eventually met his wife), the Officer’s Club at the Newport Naval Station, and finally at the Newport Restaurant Group flagship, 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille. He joined Farm & Coast early in 2019, excited to pursue his passion for local and sustainable meats, seafood, and produce.
Manager, Meat Department
Still feeling he hadn’t found his place in the culinary world, he started his own knife-sharpening company, specializing in Japanese knives and vintage knife restoration – but it wasn’t enough. When he went to Brookline’s Washington Square Tavern in 2012 to sharpen their deli slicer, he learned they were doing whole animal butchery, took a job there immediately, and fell back in love with food and making everything from scratch. Ricky has brought that love to Farm & Coast, and is always ready
Kitchen Manager/Head Baker