Chef Earl Weiss has taken the helm at our two cafes inside Sun Toyota and Brandon Honda auto dealerships in the Tampa Bay area. Chef Weiss graduated with a degree in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, New York in 1990.
Following graduation, he returned to Lansdale, Pennsylvania where he assumed the role of executive chef at Westover Golf & Country Club for several years before relocating to Florida in 2005 to become the banquet chef at Hawk’s Cay Resort & Spa on Duck Cay before being named the resort’s executive chef in 2007. He was most recently the general manager of Timber Pines Country Club in Spring Hill.
The restaurants are open during showroom hours Monday through Saturday (8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Sundays (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.). With a focus on healthy, affordable food choices made with fresh ingredients, many dishes can be customized to diners’ taste preferences. They serve a wide variety of breakfast sandwiches or more hearty offerings to start the day, alongside appetizers, flatbreads, salads with homemade dressings, and a tempting array of sandwiches, wraps and burgers, including salmon and veggie burgers. Children can also find many of their favorite foods on the menu. Signature desserts range from hot fudge choices to home-style apple cobbler and ice cream.
Brandon Honda was the first Tampa Bay area dealership to offer an innovative, auto showroom café serving made-to-order breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and all-day snacks and desserts. Chef Weiss plans to upgrade the cafe to offer more fresh food options, as currently found at Sun Toyota’s new Sunrise Café, where guest services include preordering by phone, computer, mobile devices, or kiosk for faster pickup and delivery services.
Stop in today and try some great food that’s worth the drive! The cafes are located at Sun Toyota, 3001 US Highway 19 just south of SR 54 in Holiday, FL 34691 on the border with New Port Richey. Brandon Honda is located at 9209 E. Adamo Drive in Tampa, FL 33619, one mile west of I-75.