A Holiday Letter from Tim & Randy Strauss

The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can be an exceptionally hectic time of year. It’s hard to remember to stop, smell the roses and take the time to live in the moment. When life gets busy, we sometimes forget to appreciate time spent with friends, family and coworkers who feel like family.

Last month, we unexpectedly lost a beloved member of our Strauss family, Executive Chef, Todd Moore. We know Todd wouldn’t want us to sit in silence and grieve this holiday season. Instead, he would want us to remember life is short and we should enjoy each other while we can. Todd would encourage us to pour an extra glass of wine, serve great food and linger around the dinner table an extra hour more telling stories, laughing and appreciating the time we have together.

This holiday season, we hope you will join us in raising a glass in Todd’s memory. We encourage you to enjoy the time you spend with family and friends eating, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. Cherish this time together, because time with family and friends is what it’s all about.

As Chef Todd would say, “Hug your family, drink some good wine, and eat great food – life is short.”

From our family to yours – we wish you all a very happy, enjoyable holiday season.


Tim & Randy Strauss

In Loving Memory of Chef Todd Moore
1972 – 2018
For those who wish to contribute, a memorial fund has been set up in Todd’s honor, with proceeds going towards his daughter Sabine. Donate here.



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