Stephan C. Baity, father of 4 (Seth, Olivia, Mikayla, and Judah Rose), culinarian, and a proud native of Canton, Ohio . After graduating culinary school in 1999, he spent time at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI studying under internationally known chefs.
Being mentored by some of the greatest in the field and working in many venues from catering to contract management dining, he’s found that the key to success in is being courageous enough to try something new and taking the risk to believe in yourself! While he is best known for his creativity and flair for dramatic plating, in recent years he has burst onto the fruit and vegetable sculpting scene.
As the founder of Graffiti Carving, he’s taken home the gold in a number of sculpting competitions. As an artist he uses the canvas of fruit and vegetables to send a unique message that encourages other culinarians to push the boundaries. His philosophy is “Boxes are for dead things. If you want your work to live on, break out of the box!” His sense of adventure, humor and work ethic is his trademark.