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Ashley Davis

Twisted Sprocket Cafe

Food has always been an integral part of Ashley Davis’ life. Growing up in an extended Italian-American family in Miami, Florida, some of her fondest memories revolve around Sunday dinners at her beloved grandmother’s house. There, her grandma taught her the art of making homemade pasta and sauce, and her family gathered weekly to break bread and enjoy a meal.

That passion for food turned into a career for Davis, who in 2016 was named the Clubhouse and Café Manager at the Twisted Sprocket Café. The café is part of Newland’s new Bexley Community in Land O’Lakes. Located inside The Bexley Club, a lakefront clubhouse is the hub of the community, residents and guests from the area are treated to a full menu of delicious seasonal pastries, breakfast options, smoothies, sandwiches, salads, and more.

Ashley brings a wealth of experience as a chef and manager to her new role at Bexley. Prior to joining Rizzetta Amenity Services, she spearheaded both restaurant and corporate accounts for Share Our Strength in Washington D.C., where she helped raise $22M through restaurant activations and assisted the organization in its’ signature Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign. Behind the scenes, Ashley also assisted Food Network chefs and Share Our Strength spokesmen, Marc Murphy and Duff Goldman, with demonstrations at the National Restaurant Association’s Culinary Showcase in Chicago on behalf of the organization.

Ashley has produced several large scale events and has worked with local and celebrity chefs such as John Rivers, Chris Lily, Timon Balloo, Lindsey Autry, Jeff Mauro, Guy Fieri and Robert Irvine at Food Network in Concert and at the South Beach Food and Wine Festival, and won a live radio cook-off with Guy Fieri against Emeril Lagasse on the Paul and Young Ron Show.

“Ashley is a passionate and considerate culinary professional with an infectious smile and disciplined approach to her craft,” noted Scott Feldman, founder of Two-Twelve Management, which represents celebrity chefs such as Mario Batali, Tom Colicchio, Marc Murphy and Andrew Carmellini.

Ashley Davis received her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. While a student, she was selected for the Gold and Silver Plate Award, Certified Angus Beef Scholarship and the Lee Brian Schrager Excellence in Leadership Award.

More about Ashley Davis

What is your ultimate comfort food?: Italian food! It brings my spirits up! If you weren't a chef, what would you be?: I would be a craftsman and build custom furniture on my family's farm. What three things are always in your pantry?: Dried Pasta, garlic, canned tomatoes. If you could cook with anyone in the world, who would it be?: My late grandmother who put me on this path to be a chef.