Terry Letson

Terry comes from a huge family: he’s one of eight kids. His love for food began first as survival…someone had to feed all those hungry mouths! Survival eventually grew into a passion for cooking. After years of hard work and two successful Los Angeles restaurants, Terry relocated to his food and wine mecca, the Napa Valley. His work ethic is second to none. Not only does he create each and every dish on the menus at Fumé, he also operates a successful and ever-expanding catering business.

Terry has a large family of his own: five kids, with two still in elementary school. He spends as much time as he can with “his boys,” who are often seen swinging from the rafters in the dining room. Artistic talent is abundant in his family; he is married to local artist Sheri DeBow, whose sought-after artwork is internationally recognized.