A native of Kerrville, Texas, currently living in Bristol, Rhode Island, Dwayne is author of 9 cookbooks including Lasagna: The Art of Layered Cooking; Pizza: 50 Traditional and Alternative Recipes for the Oven and the Grill and Cast Iron Cooking: 50 Gourmet- Quality Dishes from Entrees to Desserts, The Gourmets Guide to Cooking with Chocolate, The Gourmets Guide to Cooking with Liquors and Spirits and others.
As a Johnson and Wales University Graduate, Dwayne has accumulated numerous years of varied experience in both the Special Events and Hospitality Industries. Designer, Chef, Author, and Consultant - Dwayne has worked the gamut, realizing his dream of never sitting still.
After more than two decades of catering, hospitality and design experience Dwayne is thrilled, challenged by, and proud to be a member of the Special Events Industry.
He has, in short, made a career out of exploring and celebrating life's indulgences including culinary arts, catering, hospitality, floral design and event design. Dwayne's passion for the extraordinary drives him to create magical and memorable engagements that display not only his unique since of style and impeccable aesthetic but also weave his clients individual tastes and desires into every special occasion. Define your style and aesthetic and captivate your guests with custom event and floral designs by Dwayne Ridgaway's ATMOSPHERE.