Dominique is from Vendee, a small district on the Atlantic Coast of France! Seafood country.... She came to Florida in 1984 with a team of pastry chefs and bakers who opened a pastry shop in Orlando. She went back to college and met her husband to be, German, in 1985. She started working at Cafe De France as a server-manager while in school. In 1986, she married German, and they bought the restaurant from the previous French owner. She doesn't called herself a Chef, since she doesn't have the appropriate diploma, but can certainly handle herself in the kitchen! She is known to take over the kitchen when Chef is out of town! She is in charge of the menu, and all that is food! She has a double life though! She is a free lance French/English interpreter, and travels quite extensively!