Award Winning Chef, Tony Deras, plans Ocala’s Finest. 

 Former Executive Chef of Tavern on the Square moves forward to pursue greater projects within the Ocala Area 

 OCALA, FLDecember 26, 2017 – Chef Tony Deras, former Executive Chef of Tavern on the Square will begin a career as a self-proprietor in the New Year. After a successful year with Tavern on the Square, winning the establishment multiple awards, including Best New Restaurant at Ocala’s Best of the Best 2017, Chef Deras is taking the leap into self-proprietorship.

His first project will be to become the Executive Consulting Chef for Katya Vineyards Tasting Room-On-The-Square. His term as their consultant will result in a complete food pairing menu to be enjoyed alongside the locally produced wines of the Sokol Family.

“We are thrilled to bring Chef Tony Deras onboard. Our growth is steadily upward. Chef Deras will be the catalyst to bring the wine tasting experience we offer to an elevated level”.  – Managing Director, Katya Vineyards

Chef Deras will also embark on a fine dining catering company to service this niche market left vacant within the Ocala area.

“The freedom to continually create and excel in my skills is invigorating. I have large plans for Ocala. I intend to be amongst the pioneers to make our home a Destination within Florida.” – Chef Tony Deras

Chef Tony Deras has launched he personal brand campaign, the hub of which is a newly developed website: www.cheftonyderas.com.