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Brian Cartenuto

Biography

Florida native, Chef Brian Cartenuto is the Executive Chef of While We Were Young as well as the owner and creator of Tucker Duke’s. His philosophy on food is one of refined simplicity. Use local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients as often as possible to create unexpected twists on contemporary American cuisine and comfort foods. Chef Brian believes that food has the power to create and invoke memories and that is precisely what he has set out to do.

Along with the arsenal of successful restaurants Chef Brian currently operates, he also has a rather impressive... READ MORE

Florida native, Chef Brian Cartenuto is the Executive Chef of While We Were Young as well as the owner and creator of Tucker Duke’s. His philosophy on food is one of refined simplicity. Use local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients as often as possible to create unexpected twists on contemporary American cuisine and comfort foods. Chef Brian believes that food has the power to create and invoke memories and that is precisely what he has set out to do.

Along with the arsenal of successful restaurants Chef Brian currently operates, he also has a rather impressive culinary resume ranging from his schooling at Johnson & Wales University. to a number of top tier Executive Chef Positions at restaurants such as Anthony Bourdain’s Brasserie Les Halles, NYC & Miami, FL. Brian is a Florida favorite, winning a number of awards across the state for his craft burgers at Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox, SOBEWFF 2017 Red Robin Burger Bash Winner, as well as SOBEWFF 2019 best supporting side dish winner. With While We Were Young and the Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox locations a food truck thriving, –it appears the culinary possibilities are endless for Chef Brian Cartenuto.

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