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Executive Chef, Zee Vassos, had his passion for food stoked at an early age, when as a 14-year-old, he applied for a busboy position at the former Roseborough Grill, now Firefly and he’s never looked back. From the front of the house to the back, Chef Vassos’ love of all things food was honed, sharpened and distilled while catering to the diners of Berkshire County.

While attending Boston University, Chef Vassos continued his culinary education as the Sous Chef for the Washington Square Tavern in Brookline. There he developed a reputation as a creative and eager young chef. He later became the Culinary Director of Blue Moon Grocery and Catering, where he was praised for his innovative seasonal menu design. In 2008, he was back in the kitchen as the Chef de Cuisine at the award winning Chez Albert in Amherst and by 2010, he was offered the opportunity to return to Boston as the Head Chef of both Bin 26 Enoteca and then the Beacon Street Tavern. Having proved his chops in the city, Chef Vassos returned home to the Berkshires in 2011 as the inspirational heartbeat and chef of Firefly.