About Us

The Triumph Story

We started Triumph Dining at the beginning of 2005 for one not-so-simple purpose: to make gluten free restaurant dining easier for people with Celiac Disease. As you know, the nuances of our gluten free diet make dining out a real challenge. We were tired of shying away from new restaurants, turning down dinner invitations to unfamiliar places, and eating the same bland “safe” foods when we did occasionally venture out. Finally, we had enough.

Our company is family-owned, based in Virginia, and operated by Ross, our resident Celiac, and his partner, Kay, our resident food expert.

Ross has over five years of experience with the gluten free diet. He is a former corporate attorney and published author. Ross practiced mergers and acquisitions law with New York-based Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager, and Flom. Prior to his legal career, Ross was published multiple times in U.S. News & World Report, and was a contributor to an anthology on journalism. Ross has a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College, a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School.

Kay is a world-traveler, professional researcher, and meticulous, self-trained chef. She has traveled to over 25 countries on five continents and has spent extensive time studying Indian, Japanese, Korean, and American cuisines. She’s read approximately 500 cookbooks and has invented or improved upon hundreds of her own recipes. She’s been working extensively with gluten-free cooking for well over a year and makes some of the best gluten-free chocolate chip cookies ever tasted. Kay is a graduate of Amherst College.