Chef Greg Reyner has always wanted to own a restaurant. Even at an early age he showed an interest in the culinary arts by spending hours in the kitchen preparing meals and honing his skills. In 1999, he chose the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago (CHIC) to further develop his culinary expertise. After graduation he opened his own catering company, TriBeCa Catering, that specialized in catering small and intimate events. But it wasn’t until 2006 that he fulfilled his dream when he and his partner, David Smith, opened Café Muse in Royal Oak. What was his concept? Create a simple, European-style menu using as many fresh, locally produced and organic ingredients as possible. Reyner received national attention in 2008 when his grilled cheese sandwich was named “one of the best sandwiches in America” by Esquire Magazine. This article led to an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Chef Reyner hopes his food – like the Muse after which the restaurant is named – will inspire his customers.