Becker

Franklin Becker

F. Becker Hospitality

Biography

Chef Franklin Becker

Chef Franklin Becker is the founder and CEO of FB Hospitality dba The Other Guys works with elite hotel groups and universities in partnership to manage and direct all aspects of Food & Beverage. Currently, Becker is managing partner of La Central at the Hotel Americano, and is building a new food... READ MORE

Chef Franklin Becker

Chef Franklin Becker is the founder and CEO of FB Hospitality dba The Other Guys works with elite hotel groups and universities in partnership to manage and direct all aspects of Food & Beverage. Currently, Becker is managing partner of La Central at the Hotel Americano, and is building a new food hall at Columbia University, Manhattanville Campus (2019). 

Becker is the Co-Founder of Hungryroot, an online, direct to consumer brand of healthy foods.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Becker has worked in some of the country’s best kitchens. Becker served as co-founding partner of Little Beet and Little Beet Table, as well as Culinary Director for all of Aurify brands. Prior, Becker was Corporate Executive Chef of the EMM Group (Abe & Arthurs, Lexington Brass, and Catch). In addition, Becker worked for New York’s Midtown mainstay, Brasserie, Starr Restaurant Group, Grand Hospitality, and Capitale. 

In 2013, Becker was invited to compete in Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. He’s a regular on television and has appeared on Iron Chef America, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, The Rachel Ray Show, Beat Bobby Flay as a judge, and more, and is the author of three cookbooks: Eat & Beat Diabetes, The Diabetic Chef, and most recently, Good Fat Cooking. 

Throughout his career, Becker has received glowing reviews from such acclaimed critics as Gael Greene of New York Magazine, William Grimes of The New York Times, who wrote that Becker has “a talent for delivering big, punchy flavors,” and while Becker was at Capitale in 2003, Esquire’s John Mariani named it “Best New Restaurant in America.” 

In his spare time, Becker works extensively with charities. Near and dear to his heart are autism related causes. Becker is the Chairman of the Board of Pop Earth, has worked closely with Autism Speaks, and has helped to raise more than $15 million dollars for various autism charities. 

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Favorite Event

Backyard BBQ presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats and National Beef hosted by Andrew Zimmern

Capital One Logo

Cardholder Access

Sun, Oct 17

4:00 PM

Capital One Cardholder Access, Early Entry, Walk-Around Tastings, Family Fun, Pier Parties,
Favorite Event

Dinner with Franklin Becker, Adrienne Cheatham and Christopher Scott

Sat, Oct 16

7:00 PM

Intimate Dinners,
Favorite Event

Tequila Cazadores' Tacos After Dark presented by Toyota

Fri, Oct 15

10:00 PM

Walk-Around Tastings, Cocktails and Spirits, Late Night Parties,