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Darren Carbone

Biography

Darren Carbone serves as the Executive Chef of El Vez NYC, in the battery park city area of New
York. Carbone brings more than a decade of culinary expertise in Latin flavors and cooking techniques, primarily drawing inspiration from Mexico and the Latin culinary landscape to create dishes that integrate the ingredients, techniques, and the soul of Mexican cuisine in a modern and vibrant restaurant in lower Manhattan.

Carbone found his calling while working in the catering department during his days as a student at the University of Buffalo, and upon graduation, he enrolled... READ MORE

Darren Carbone serves as the Executive Chef of El Vez NYC, in the battery park city area of New
York. Carbone brings more than a decade of culinary expertise in Latin flavors and cooking techniques, primarily drawing inspiration from Mexico and the Latin culinary landscape to create dishes that integrate the ingredients, techniques, and the soul of Mexican cuisine in a modern and vibrant restaurant in lower Manhattan.

Carbone found his calling while working in the catering department during his days as a student at the University of Buffalo, and upon graduation, he enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America. Carbone headed to Boston afterwards, spending two and a half years working at Hammersley’s Bistro under Gordon Hammersley. Following his stint in Boston, Carbone was then brought on board to Starr Restaurants in 2005 to oversee the growth of the group’s Mexican culinary concepts, coming on as executive chef at El Vez, and later at Alma de Cuba, where he worked under Douglas Rodriguez.

In 2010, Carbone returned to Boston as executive chef at Ken Oringer’s La Verdad. After briefly
consulting with Rosa Mexicano Restaurants in 2012, he moved to New York City, serving as executive chef at Super Linda in Tribeca for one year. He and his wife then moved to Westport, Connecticut, where they opened a modern Latin concept called Tierra at The Old Town Hall in fall of 2013.

In 2014, Chef Carbone served as a regional chef for Barcelona Wine Bars restaurants in the North East, frequently traveling to numerous locations across east coast to provide support and mentorship to the restaurant group’s other executive chefs.

Carbone lives in Easton, Connecticut, with his wife and three sons.

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