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Bluefin Inside dining room

OUR TEAM

Our team is managed by Patrick Kucinski, General Manager and Joseph Makaiwi, Culinary Manager.

Patrick Kucinski

GENERAL MANAGER

Patrick Kucinski

Patrick Kucinski, hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, has been an integral part of the FMK Hospitality Group for the past five years. With two decades of experience in the restaurant industry, Patrick started his journey with FMK as a server, showcasing his dedication and passion for hospitality.

 

Over the years, Patrick has worked at both Bluefin and Chophouse, demonstrating his versatility and commitment to the FMK brand. Currently holding the position of General Manager at Bluefin Grill & Bar in The Villages, Florida, Patrick takes pride in his role as a leader in the restaurant community.

 

One of the highlights of Patrick's career has been the opportunity to connect with people from all corners of the country. As the GM, he has been introduced to the warm and welcoming community of The Villages, where he not only encounters familiar faces but also has the pleasure of meeting some of the most inspiring leaders in the restaurant industry. Patrick values the relationships he has built with both patrons and colleagues, making each day at Bluefin a rewarding experience.

CULINARY MANAGER

Joseph Makaiwi

Joseph Makaiwi is the Culinary Manager at Bluefin Grill & Bar within FMK Hospitality Group in The Villages, FL. With 17 years in the restaurant industry, he has spent the last four years with FMK, initially joining as a Line Cook. Joseph has worked in various FMK restaurants, including Belle Glade, Evans Prairie, Chop House, and Bluefin.

Born in Monterey, CA, Joseph's culinary journey reflects his passion for the craft. His favorite menu items include the Herb Pork Ribeye and the Jambalaya, while guests rave about the Mustard Salmon and the Coconut Haddock. As Culinary Manager, Joseph's dedication and creativity contribute to Bluefin Grill & Bar's success, making it a culinary gem in The Villages.
 

Joseph Makaiwi
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