About Jacob Freid

Jacob Freid is the Web Content Manager for Bon Appétit Group in Dunedin, Florida. He is a graduate from FSU with a degree in English and Marketing. He is passionate about community engagement and writing articles that inspire love and pride in our communities. After work, Jacob enjoys biking the Pinellas Trail and fermenting his homemade kombucha.

Staff Spotlight: Meet Julio!

By |2021-12-09T01:25:49+00:00December 6th, 2021|Staff Spotlight|

Cool as a cucumber, even in the shining Florida sun, Julio stands behind the host stand at Café Alfresco gazing out onto Main Street. His smile grows wide as guests approach, and he turns inside to seat them at their favorite table with their favorite server. When the steady stream of lunchtime patrons thins [...]

SEASONAL SELECTIONS | Fall Comfort Foods at the Café

By |2021-12-06T16:55:58+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Food|

It's Comfort Food Fall at Café Alfresco Last month, as temperatures began to slowly fall, we posed a question to our staff and guests: "what is your favorite Fall comfort food?" We were amazed to receive dozens of responses to our Facebook post. From tomato sauce simmering on the stovetop to warm chicken noodle [...]

Living La Vida Local

By |2021-10-24T01:28:57+00:00October 18th, 2021|Downtown Dunedin|

Our Special Little Slice of Paradise Whether you’ve spent a day, a year, or a lifetime in Dunedin, one thing’s for sure: you’ve felt the magic of a connected community. And we don’t just mean our walkable downtown core or the seamless transition from public art to picturesque architecture in our neighborhoods - [...]

Staff Spotlight: Meet Dina!

By |2021-10-09T20:13:22+00:00September 17th, 2021|Staff Spotlight|

Dina started working at Café Alfresco in April 2009, making her one of our longest-tenured servers and most familiar faces. Always in full makeup, always smiling, Dina has an infectious energy that’s enjoyed by each of her regular guests and fellow staff members. A thirty-year veteran of the restaurant business, Dina has worked everywhere [...]

Staff Spotlight: Meet Ann!

By |2021-10-09T20:48:42+00:00September 2nd, 2021|Staff Spotlight|

When Ann walked in the doors of Café Alfresco, she knew she had found her people. Coming from Columbus, Ohio where she had lived since age fifteen, uprooting her life and relocating her family to Tampa Bay was stressful - as one could expect. “When we got here, I was pretty much focused on [...]

Staff Spotlight: Meet Kaveh!

By |2021-08-11T02:23:56+00:00August 6th, 2021|Food, Staff Spotlight|

When it comes to working at Café Alfresco, Kaveh is no spring chicken! Beginning in 2001, Kaveh has worked as a server at the Café for going on 18 years, and he's got no plans of slowing down. A world traveler, an entrepreneur, and by some accounts a really lucky guy, Kaveh is one [...]

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