Mr. Otto Facts
- Runs Janine's Restaurant on Back Road
- Met Connor and Janine at culinary school
- Grew up in Oceanside in a wealthy family
- Was a local celebrity
- Wears the same glasses as John and Connor
Otto von Blumm was the only son of a wealthy family in Oceanside. Otto's parents, Samuel and Esther, made their fortune buying and selling real estate.
After college, Otto spent some time back at home trying to learn the real estate business. He quickly grew bored and found that he would rather teach.
He knew Janine McKellum and Connor Samson when they were students at the culinary academy where he taught. Otto and Janine became friends and she hired him to run her restaurant when she opened it in the late 1990s.
Otto believed in Janine's ability ... even when she didn't believe in herself.
Janine almost didn't open the restaurant because of limitations she faced because of some severed nerves from an accident. Mr. Otto convinced her that it didn't matter whether or not she had full use of her hand. It mattered that the food tasted good and people enjoyed themselves. He told her that she was projecting fear and distrust onto others because she didn't trust herself to deal with the stress of running a business.
Having taken care of Miss Janine for so long, it will be hard for Otto to continue running the restaurant but that is exactly what he'll do. Because that's what Janine would have wanted.