Paul Holzheimer is chef and co-owner of The Grand Tavern in Neptune, NJ. After graduating from The French Culinary Institute, Paul worked in kitchens in New York City before moving to Nantucket, where he and his partner Ashley Coyte spent the season cooking. Upon return to their home, the Jersey Shore, Paul and Ashley quickly began working for The Smith Group. Paul became executive chef of Porta in Asbury Park, NJ, and also opened Pascal & Sabine, the group’s French bistro, serving as executive chef, as well. In 2016, Paul and Ashley opened The Grand Tavern, a small, intimate restaurant serving European-American bistro fare, great wine, and cocktails, in an unpretentious, friendly environment.