Our Team

Mike Baldwin

Position: Chef
Age: 23
Hometown: Macomb, MI
Education: Culinary Arts Degree, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
Experience: The Signature Room, Chicago, IL; On The Marc Catering, CT & NY; J.Baldwin’s Restaurant, Clinton Township, MI
Fun Fact: I started skateboarding when I was 4 and have loved the sport ever since. Spare time I skate and I skate, and then I think about skating more. Even my dog Chief loves to skateboard.

Gabriella Rodriguez

Position: Chef/Events
Age: 25
Hometown: New York, NY
Education: Culinary Arts Degree – Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
Experience: On The Marc Catering, CT & NY; Center Plate Catering, NY; Self-Contracted Private Chef, VA; Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club, VA; Artigiani Del Gelato, NY; J.Baldwin’s Restaurant, Clinton Township, MI
Fun Fact: I love liverwurst sandwiches, my dog Chief, and skateboarding.

 

Jeff Baldwin

Position: Chef/Proprietor
Age: 57
Hometown: Orchard Lake, MI
Education: Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
Experience: Van Dyke Place, Detroit, MI; The Whitney, Detroit, MI; Mac & Ray’s, Harrison Township, MI; J.Baldwin’s Restaurant, Clinton Township, MI
Fun Fact: When I’m off I love to golf, boat, and cook for my family and friends…imagine that!

Jeffrey Baldwin

Position: Director of Operations
Age: 27
Hometown: Macomb, MI
Education: BBA from Northwood University, Midland, MI, specializing in Entrepreneurship & Management
Experience: J.Baldwin’s Restaurant, Clinton Township, MI; Ruby Tuesday, Midland, MI; Cafe Zinc, Midland, MI; O2 Lounge, Midland, MI
Fun Fact: I love to swim and golf. Nothing like being outside on a nice summer day in Michigan!

 

Brian Herbon

Brian Herbon

Position: Sommelier
Age: 36
Hometown: Marine City, MI
Education: Associate Degrees in Liberal Arts and General Business from St. Clair Community College; Level 1 Sommelier
Experience: J.Baldwin’s Restaurant, Clinton Township, MI and several chain restaurants
Fun Fact: He is a huge fan of the band Phish and travels the country to see their shows. Since 1999 he has been to 30+ Phish shows.

Blaine Figard

Position: Mixologist/Bartender
Age: 25
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Education: CRT Tequila Certified, Active USBG Member, Mixology Certified
Experience: Brewers Cask, Baltimore, MD; Taze, Indiana, PA; J.Baldwin’s Restaurant, Clinton Township, MI
Fun Fact: Huge fan of anything Pittsburgh, and never met a drink I didn’t like. We pour the spirits of life. Let us serve you. Cheers!

 

Jordan Shields

Position: Catering Manager
Age: 27
Hometown: Lake Orion, MI
Education: Business Management Degree
Experience: Palazzo di Bocce, Lake Orion, MI; La Cucina del Vino, Shelby Township, MI; Black River Country Club, Port Huron, MI; J.Baldwin’s Restaurant, Clinton Township, MI
Fun Fact: I have a black labradoodle named Izzy.

Natalie Rodriguez

Position: HR / Guest Relations
Age: 39
Hometown: Utica, MI
Education: Associates degree in General Business from Macomb Community College
Experience: Buca Di Beppo, Utica, MI; Bravo/Brio Restaurant Group, Rochester & Troy, MI; J.Baldwin’s Restaurant, Clinton Township, MI
Fun Fact: My favorite song EVER is Careless Whispers by George Michael.