Lead Composer and RElearn Instructor
Brenda has 30 years combined experience in fine dining, catering, and as a personal chef, mostly in Central PA. In 2011 she attained a B.S. in Environmental Studies which has enriched her love and understanding of the natural processes of this world we share. Brenda raises Angora goats, blueberries and mushrooms.
Greg Franklin is the Cafe Manager and Culinary Composer at RE Farm Café. He has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Greg received his degree in Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at The University of New Orleans. Greg has always had a strong passion for customer service and menu development. He is looking forward to learning from the wonderful staff at RE Farm Café.
He's a true native to Centre County, born and raised on a dairy farm. He loves being in touch with nature, living healthy and sustaining a local organic food system. This is what brought him to Windswept farm, and he use that passion in his job loving and nurturing our fields.
Purchasing Coordinator/Farm Team Co-Lead
Growing up in State College, Jeremy has always loved the area. His personal code includes respect for the person, respect of the land, and respect of the animal. These passions drive him to take excellent care of the working farm, Windswept, and RE Farm Cafe. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and sampling the cuisine of other cultures.
LLC managing members
Monica and Duke bring specialized talents and passion to RE Farm Café.
During Duke’s “corporate life” with Sheraton and Hyatt Hotels he embraced the priceless training with master chefs from around the world, learning the essence and nuances of each of their cuisines. With a strong entrepreneurial drive, Duke returned to Penn State in 1985 to acquire The Rathskeller, opened Spats Café and Speakeasy in 1987, and continued as Chef/Owner with Monica until 2018.
Monica’s first career as a landscape architect drove her appreciation for responsible development, recognizing land and environment are limited resources to be respected. Always a home gardener, Monica embraced locally grown foods and an appreciation for healthy options. Monica is also a speech-language pathologist working in the education sector.