our story

Some of our fondest childhood memories were of our joint family outdoor adventures. Hiking and camping trips with our fathers was a typical vacation for us. Partnering together in Rustic Elegance some thirty years later is truly exciting for both of us as we combine our unique talents along with our passion for the outdoors. We look forward to hosting you this summer for an experience of a lifetime!

Chef Seth Warshaw and Yitzi Kessock
yitzi kessock

Yitzi Kessock

A lover of the outdoors and a wildlife enthusiast, Yitzi spends his free time exploring rustic destinations throughout America. An accomplished Outdoor Photographer who has been published in magazines such as Nature Photographer, Yitzi enjoys teaching others and exposing them to the beauty of the world around them.

Chef Seth Warshaw

Seth Warshaw

Chef Warshaw received his culinary training at the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan, NY. He was educated under some of the finest chefs in the culinary industry. He quickly became known for his unique dishes and his ability to pair ingredients, tastes and textures to create culinary masterpieces.  Chef Warshaw's philosophy is “If we can’t do it great, then it’s not worth doing. Our goal is to serve great food and provide great service. We want to be the best and we strive to do just that.”