Growing up in Lafayette Louisiana, Chef/Owner Jim Richard’s family heritage in the restaurant industry spans four generations. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1988, he established Word of Mouth Restaurant Group inc. and Blue Mountain Catering Co. in 1998. In 2002 he acquired his first restaurant, The Lake Place Restaurant, in Santa Rosa Beach Fl. The Lake Place was destroyed by a devastating fire and the location was designed and rebuilt by Chef Richard as Stinky’s Fish Camp. Stinky’s was originally conceived as the alter ego to the “white tablecloth” dining hot spot and has grown to be a thriving destination for locals and tourists alike.
Corporate Chef/ Partner Todd Misener grew up working in a small family restaurant in Michigan. After graduating with honors from the Culinary Institute of America he worked with Master Chef Jack Shoop for 17 years before joining Word of Mouth Restaurant Group in 2007 to open Stinky’s Fish Camp. He and Chef Richard share the love for the craft of cooking, fine cuisine and the pursuit of excellence in every aspect of the dining experience.
Leaders of our stellar management team
General Manager Cassie Casiano
Chef Tim Chyrek