Caretto-Carlos

Carlos Caretto

Biography

Carlos Carreto has been with the Livanos Restaurant Group for almost 20 years, rising through the ranks, honing his craft and learning the ins and outs of Greek cuisine while at our beloved Molyvos. In his new additional role as executive chef at Ousia, Carreto marries his mastery of Greek flavors with the bold spices, herbs and flavors of the greater Mediterranean region. Chef Carlos is dedicated to high-quality sourcing and personally makes visits to purveyors to hand-pick his products. We guarantee you will taste the difference.

Chef Carlos is a father of three who... READ MORE

Carlos Carreto has been with the Livanos Restaurant Group for almost 20 years, rising through the ranks, honing his craft and learning the ins and outs of Greek cuisine while at our beloved Molyvos. In his new additional role as executive chef at Ousia, Carreto marries his mastery of Greek flavors with the bold spices, herbs and flavors of the greater Mediterranean region. Chef Carlos is dedicated to high-quality sourcing and personally makes visits to purveyors to hand-pick his products. We guarantee you will taste the difference.

Chef Carlos is a father of three who first learned about cooking and flavor from his grandmother. “It’s been exciting to explore new regions of Mediterranean cuisine,” he shares. “With hints of familiar Mediterranean recipes, the Ousia menu features a twist on cherished classics.” With the feedback and encouragement of the Livanos family, Chef Carlos has spent months fine-tuning “the unique Ousia touch” on each dish. It is his hope that you can stop in for lunch and still come back for dinner, craving something new.

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? My favorite restaurant is Saxon & Parole. I love their burger! What is your ultimate meal? The ultimate meal for me is a taco feast paired with good mezcal and Tecate outside on a beautiful summer day. What three things are always in your pantry? Granola, Greek Yogurt, Peanut Butter