Though Serfer spent some time working in restaurants during college, he had always planned on becoming a lawyer.
After graduating from Florida State University in 2004, while preparing a dinner and studying for the LSATs, he realized his real inspiration came from cooking and not the law.
In 2004 Serfer
was accepted into the acclaimed culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu in Miramar.
Upon enrolling Serfer took his first real restaurant job at famed Chef Allen's of Aventura, Florida.
worked at Chef Allen's for 5 years, eventually gaining the title of Chef de Cuisine, which he
held for the last 2 ½ years of his
During this time he
was even brought in as a chef consultant on the FOX hit show Kitchen Nightmares.
The show aired at a later date in 2010.
Looking to gain more experience in the culinary world, Serfer decided it was time to move on taking a position as Executive Chef at The 15TH Street Fisheries & Dockside Café in Fort Lauderdale.
residency there, Serfer
revamped the entire restaurant, creating a more modern and approachable menu and increasing sales by 30%.
Inspired by Serfer's success with 15th Street Fisheries, the Fisheries sent him to New York City to train with the Union Square Hospitality Group
was able to observe the workings of their acclaimed restaurants Grammercy Tavern and The Modern.
Falling in love with the city, Serfer
took a job as Chef de Cuisine of the Tribeca Grand Hotel in 2010.
time there he
was proud to serve many notable guests including Kanye West, Jim Carrey & Jay Z.
During a vacation to Miami to visit family in 2011, Serfer
became privy to a great opportunity - American Noodle Bar
was closing and he
could purchase the space and start something of his
Anxious to make his
mark on the culinary world, Serfer
bags and began work on his
new concept: Blue Collar Restaurant.