Team


Owner:  Michael Bruno served as an infantry officer in the Marines for twenty years with specialties of Infantry, Manpower Management and Foreign Area Officer.  Michael initially became interested in baking at an early age and began to consider his hobby as a possible career choice.  He attended the Pastry Arts Program at the L’academie de Cuisine in Washignton D.C. and subsequently moved back to his home in Ohio to open a small bakery in 2009.  This has now become The Blue Door Cafe.  Michael is fluent in German and holds a Master of Science in Management from The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey.  He enjoys cars, exercise, and baking.


Chef:       Jack Kennedy originally hails from Atlanta Georgia and began his culinary career working in different kitchens throughout this city.  After seven years, Jack decided to move to Ohio because of the burgeoning culinary scene in Cleveland.  He has worked at One Red Door and Three Palms in Hudson, Bricco in Akron and under the tutelage of Michelin chef Torsten Schulz for the past two years at The Blue Door Cafe.  Jack enjoys cars, cooking and his cat, Veronica.


Manager:  David Drumm joined The Blue Door in 2016 after running and managing The Rail in Akron for six years.  David has spent his entire life working in restaurants.  Most notably, David managed Granite City properties, in Medina, Ray’s on the River in Atlanta Georgia and Spunkmeyers Pub in Wadsworth.  David is married to Wendi Drumm and enjoys good food, Cleveland sports, movies and theater.