Mike Wood is a native of Vero Beach who strives to bring healthy, fresh ingredients to his restaurant, Wood ‘n Spoon. Wood graduated from Vero Beach High School in 1998 and has since had a successful career as a general manager and executive chef at restaurants around the country.
After receiving an associate’s degree in culinary arts and bachelor’s degree in business from Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina, he embarked on a 15-year career managing restaurants from Alaska to New York City to Key West. His journey eventually led him back home to his native Vero Beach, where he met his wife, Helen. They have three children.
Wood is bringing his experience back to his community and hoping to attract customers to his simple, fresh, quick and healthy menu items.
“I wanted to open a restaurant here to bring different flavors from around the country to the locals here who are looking to try different things,” Wood said.