Mark Adams

Mark Adams is the chef and co-owner of Ricardo’s. He is a self-taught chef and is proud of everything he has learned through his career. He began at Howard Johnsons in Kirkwood, MO at age 15 and ended up at Salvatore’s Restaurant which he eventually bought.

Marks second passion is Coaching springboard diving for several private high schools. He is married to co-owner Michelle Adams and has 2 sons, Tim and Tom. Mark and Michelle have been happily married for over 29 years.

Michelle Adams

Michelle Adams is co-owner of Ricardo’s. Michelle and her husband, Ricardo’s chef, Mark have owned the restaurant for 25 years. Michelle began her career in Medical management but was quickly persuaded to join her husband.

They have 2 children, Tim and Tom, and two grandchildren, two beautiful Cairn Terrier puppies, Riley and Baxter. Oh, and let’s not forget Omalley the cat!

Michelle is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators.

Tim Adams

Tim Adams is the oldest son of owners Mark and Michelle Adams. Tim is a graduate of St. Louis University College in St. Louis, MO and the French Culinary Institute in New York. Tim began working at the restaurant when he was a freshman at St. John Vianney high school. He began as a busboy but quickly moved into the kitchen.

Tim currently lives in St. Louis, MO and has continued his culinary career in the kitchens of Spiaggia restaurant in Chicago, Four Seasons, Brasserie and Pastaria in Clayton.  Tim is now the executive chef at Sqwires in Lafayette Square. His dream is to open his own Italian restaurant.

Tim and his wife, Heather, are the proud parents of Ava and Finn!

Thomas Adams

Tom Adams is the youngest son of owner Mark and Michelle Adams. He was born 9 months after Ricardo’s opened. Tom is a graduate of Rockhurst University in KC. He majored in business management with a minor in theater arts. Hoping to open his own restaurant some day, Tom has come back to St. Louis as a manager here at Ricardo’s.



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