Charlie Floyd

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Name: Charlie Floyd

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Age: 19 on Netflix, 39 in real life.

Title: General Manager of Food and Beverage, Flourish Restaurant at CopperWynd Resort & Club.

Married/Single: Married to the love of my life, Sarah.

City you live in: Fountain Hills.

My day is like…

a rollercoaster: surprising, thrilling, and just a little scary sometimes.

I was born…

to serve.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

sunrises and Spring Training.

I’m listening to…

Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness, Hall and Oates.

My family…

is the most important thing in the world to me.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Chef Tom Colicchio, aka the Top Chef judge and founder of Craft restaurant among others.

One thing I cannot live without…

laughter.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

an athlete, an actor, older.

I’m inspired by…

the smiles of others.

The one person who motivates me is…

Gordon Ramsey. He maintains his family as his highest priority. He is a remarkable success in multi-faceted businesses. His work ethic and attention to detail are beyond compare.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

childhood hunger; 1 in 5 Children in America alone (or nearly 16 million) live in food insecure homes. This leads to chronic illnesses, slower learning and emotional and behavioral development issues.

The perfect day would be…

wake up and watch the sunrise over Four Peaks with perfectly poached eggs and cold pressed juice. Feed my son. Get an hour long run or swim in. Head to CopperWynd for a busy lunch service. Hang out with my family for an hour and take a walk around the world famous Fountain with them. Head back to the restaurant for dinner service. Catch up on emails and planning for upcoming events at the Resort. Watch the late night SportsCenter with Sarah.

My first job was…

shucking oysters at a raw bar when I was 14.

My favorite escape…

night drives across the country to visit friends for a day or two.

My life…

is and has been, filled with remarkable blessings and incredible opportunities.

I’m currently working on…

developing the meal portion of the Wellness program at CopperWynd while also attempting to grow Flourish and CopperWynd into an all around dining and entertainment destination for Valley locals and visitors alike.

Always…

tip generously.

Never…

be the smartest guy in the room.

Favorite Quote…

“The same boiling water that hardens eggs, softens potatoes. It’s not your circumstances but what you’re made of that matters.”

Biggest Dream…

I’m living it.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

those with a flexible relationship with time. Punctuality is key.



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