Gavin Fine developed a passion for the culinary world as a young boy growing up in Chicago. After working for Richard Melman’s restaurant group, Lettuce Entertain You, in his home town, he followed his passion to Cornell University's Hotel and Restaurant Management School and then to Jackson Hole. While his visions of becoming a ski bum never fully materialized, Gavin worked nearly every job between the front- and back-of-house, where he met his soon-to-be business partner Roger Freedman, working side-by-side in one of the area’s top restaurant kitchens. Gavin and Roger forged a friendship and decided to open Rendezvous Bistro in 2001, when Gavin was just 26-years-old. After a number of years running The Bistro together, Gavin and Roger opened their second business in 2003 (Bistro Catering). Many years later, several restaurants and retail brands added to what is now Fine Dining Restaurant Group, Gavin continues to be considered a premier restaurateur of the Rocky Mountain region. In addition to FDRG, Gavin is also the co-owner and founder of Roadhouse Brewing Co.