Russian-born Nikita Sanches has been on all sides of the food service industry for over a decade. Starting as a dishwasher at the age of 15, he followed that up with a 10-year stay in corporate food service. Eventually, he would begin his own catering business, and from there, his company ‘Rock City Pies’ was born. In September 2013, Sanches and his wife/business partner Jessica Imbronone Sanches opened their first full-scale dining venture, ‘Rock City Eatery’, in Hamtramck. In September of 2016, RCE made its long-awaited move to Midtown Detroit, nearly doubling its dining space. This move ushered in a brand new era for Rock City, as the new location has allowed for Sanches to expand his menu and increase his level of culinary risk taking.