Steve Perkins

Executive Chef, CEC
Steve Perkins

It’s true what Chef Steve Perkins, CEC says. When you put your heart into your cooking, you can taste the love. Steve puts his heart, and a career filled with passion, into his dishes and serves as Waypoint Seafood & Grill’s Executive Chef. In many ways, being part of the Waypoint culinary family is like coming home for Chef Perkins, who has known Chef Hans Schadler for decades having worked for him at the Williamsburg Inn after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1987.

“I grew up with Chef,” Chef Perkins said. “I know his quality, know his expectations – it doesn’t matter if you’re cooking a hamburger or a dish for the queen. You must always bring integrity to cooking.”

Chef Perkins has served as Executive Chef in a number of establishments, including the Williamsburg Inn, The Jefferson Hotel, the Founders Inn, The Princess Anne County Cub and the Marriott Corporation. He most recently served as a member of the faculty at the Culinary Institute of Virginia, were he coached student culinary teams for the American Culinary Federation and San Pellegrino competitions.

If you really want to prove to Chef Perkins how well you know him, the next time you’re in Waypoint, ask him about his coffee cake! Rumor has it that before culinary school, while working at a diner, he was known to make the best coffee cake on the Jersey Turnpike!