Innovation, entrepreneurship and a deep-seated passion for helping people achieve a healthier lifestyle brought together the four visionaries of Fresh Nation. The team, led by owner Chef Scott Philip, is also comprised of Chef Wayne Howey, Dietitian and Trainer Stephanie Brust and Rick Opton, owner of Loggerhead Fitness.

As long-time owner and chef of Hurricane Café in Juno Beach, Scott Philip had been searching for a way to bring his commitment to high quality and value to the community in a way that would combine delicious flavor, nutrition and convenience. Observing current trends and the needs of today’s busy consumers, he wanted to create a unique alternative for active, health-minded diners.

Meanwhile, Scott’s friend and colleague, Rick Opton, after years of watching gym goers struggle with balancing fitness and diet, had a burning desire to open a similar concept nearby that would serve his clientele and beyond. The opportunity presented itself when the 2000-square- foot space next to his gym became available. Like-minded Chef Wayne Howey and Dietitian Stephanie Brust brought complimentary talent and skills to the table. And Fresh Nation was born.