A Florida Native and established Executive Chef, Richard Wiggins relocated from Washington, DC and returned to his Florida roots with his family, Calling Citrus County home in 2016 he and his wife Tiffany opened their first venture, Katch Twenty Two, offering a casual fine dining experience in and intimate setting that soon became popular with the local community, Katch Mobile – their Food Truck – soon followed.
Richard spent his early culinary years in private restaurants followed by twenty years in Hotels working for Hyatt Hotels and Starwood Hotels at landmark properties such as the Grant Hyatt Atlanta, the former Westin Diplomat, the Westin St. John Resort & Villas and the W Hotel Washington DC. And because he wasn’t quite able to completely leave the Hotel world behind, when his schedule allows, Richard provides culinary consulting and has assisted Marriott & Hilton in establishing or revamping their Food & Beverage operations at properties across the county.
The “face” of the Wiggins Duo (because Richard prefers to spend his time in the kitchen), Tiffany also boasts an 18-year hospitality career with Starwood Hotels, Fairmont Hotels and Marriott International. Until Covid-19 disrupted her career, Tiffany maintained a full-time job with Marriott International while overseeing the day-to-day Front of House operations for Katch Twenty Two. Having added a second restaurant to their name, Tiffany now assists with managing the operational demands of both Katch Twenty Two and Waterfront Social. Her dedication to food, wine and outstanding customer service is apparent to all who meet her.
Born in Florida and raised in New York, Chef Justin Ritchey enjoys taking a modern approach to established classics to deliver the restaurant’s Southern Coastal cuisine. Ritchey has spent the past 27 years in the kitchen, having cooked in seven states at Brew Pubs (Garrity McDuff’s), Steakhouses Bradley O’s), and County Clubs (River Oaks, Sugarmill Woods) across the country. Now back in Florida, Chef Ritchey is excited to offer a dining experience for all guests to enjoy as he has reacquainted himself with local, home grown ingredients.
Matt started his culinary career in West Palm Beach at Florida Culinary Institute. After graduation he moved to Orlando to work at Hyatt Hotels where he first joined forces with Richard at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hemmingway’s Restaurant. After five years with Hyatt, Matt continued his career at the Breakers Hotel L’Escalier Restaurant, Millers Ale Houses, Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley and Charleston Marriott Town Center. Disillusioned by the corporate system, Matt decided to open a Food Truck in Atlanta named Gotta Have It. Three years later he left Atlanta and once again teamed up with Richard to help him and Tiffany open Katch Twenty-Two while building the Deuce & A Half Food Truck.
Matt’s relocation to North Carolina was short lived as Richard and Tiffany’s next venture awaited his return. The trio is now back together again at the Waterfront Social!