Proprietor: Courtney Rozsas
A graduate of Drexel University, with a Bachelors Degree in Biology, Courtney Rozsas is passionate about good food that’s good for you. A native of Garnet Valley, PA, she had always been intrigued by Asian cultures. Courtney was inspired by the robust health and good nature of the hospitable people she met traveling through Southeast Asia. In fact, her trips to China and Japan inspired her to study Chinese medicine and the connection between eating healthy and well-being. So she opened Lotus Farm to Table, a restaurant that offers pure, simple dishes made from locally produced ingredients, and featuring a menu of more than a dozen varieties of hand rolled teas.
Executive Chef: Ryan Sulikowski
Ryan Sulikowski grew up behind the stove. From his Polish grandmother's kitchen to working at multiple acclaimed eateries, Sulikowski has developed a rich and diverse culinary background. Sulikowski, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu at the Atlantic Culinary Academy in Dover, NH, learned about Mediterranean flavors in Atlantic Highlands, NJ and Epping, NH. He developed his passion for farm to table cooking while in York, Maine at the Clay Hill Farm. But it was his time in Wilmington, DE that elevated his cuisine. He learned to think outside of the box and to meld unusual combinations of ingredients together while never losing respect for those ingredients. In 2012, Sulikowski joined Courtney Rozsas' team as Executive Chef of Lotus Farm To Table in Media, Pennsylvania. The BYOB features healthy dishes, simply prepared in a relaxed environment. Ingredients are always sourced from local farms and combined in non-traditional ways. The menu is complemented by artisanal teas and a Market area filled with Sulikowski's homemade jams, pickles, dressings and sauces. In the winter of 2013, Sulikowski embarked on a new challenge as Executive Chef of Rozsas' new The Farmer's Road, while simultaneously maintaining his duties in the kitchen at Lotus Farm to Table. Farmer's Road, in Chadds Ford, is a quick serve fast casual drive through restaurant with an emphasis on healthy, local and sustainable ingredients in an eco-friendly atmosphere. Seasonal, local ingredients are highlighted and matched in ways Mother Nature intended. Sulikowski has forged relationships with countless local farmers and the growing seasons provide the only constraints on his experiments. With tireless curiosity and a dedication to maintaining the integrity of each ingredient, Sulikowski is poised to bring Farmer’s Road Drive Thru and Lotus Farm to Table to a bright future, one season at a time.