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Meet the Team

Head Chef, Jeff Lane


Asst Chef, Richie Buscemi


Chef, Jeff Lane, has been with us for 21 years as our head chef, having been sous chef at one of the top restaurants in Tidewater, under Chuck Sass of Joe’s Seagrill. He was also head chef at The Barking Dog Bistro, Third Street Grille, and worked under the executive chef at The Sanderling. His creativity is endless, coming up with daily specials using locally caught seafood and his own fresh herbs he grows on premise.

Chef Richie Buscemi, formerly from Chef’s 505 in Greenville, has been with us for the past 15 years and has brought both consistency and creativity in every area of the kitchen. He holds the highest standards, as does Chef Lane. Chef Buscemi now grows and supplies us with organic produce. He is well rounded in every area of the restaurant business, overseeing prep and dessert chef.

Grill Chef, James Joyce

Pantry Cook, Fletcher Ferris

Manager, Angela Preston

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Our grill chef, James Joyce, is a master on the grill, bringing 10 years of restaurant experience. Being a world traveler in the off season, and one of the best fisherman in the state, he brings much to the cafe and our standard of excellence.

Fletcher Ferris started as a dishwasher over 15 years ago and is also is an integral part of our kitchen team.

Angela Preston, our front of the house manager, also adds to the creativity with her 15 years of restaurant experience.

Corey Pearl, Owner's Son

Pam Gray, Hostess


Growing up in the family business, Corey has worked in the restaurant since the age of 14 performing every job from hosting, waiting tables, baking and assisting our amazing chefs in the kitchen. 


Pam Gray has been the face of Colington Café as our friendly hostess for over 20 years. She will always greet our wonderful customers with a warm smile and of course the best table in the house.

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