October 17-20, 2024

Rustrian

Jorge Rustrian

Joanne Trattoria

Chef Jorge initially started off as a business administrator as a career in his life and decided to follow his passion and self interests to becoming more. He discovered that it was his passion in creating not only pleasant and pleasurable plates but a relishing dish to top it off. He inherited his talent on... READ MORE

Chef Jorge initially started off as a business administrator as a career in his life and decided to follow his passion and self interests to becoming more. He discovered that it was his passion in creating not only pleasant and pleasurable plates but a relishing dish to top it off. He inherited his talent on his own and went into culinary arts and perceived that he would have to put in a lot of work. He knew what he was eager for and felt he couldn’t give up, not only for himself but his family as well. 

Along with his dedication and motivations he started to pursue his career. He went on and enrolled at the culinary arts of San Francisco cooking school in 2017. After graduating with a degree, he was finally ready to start his life as a chef but of course it wasn’t easy. To the extent of his culinary career he had to work his way up and started from the bottom as a dishwasher and then worked towards the salad section. He slowly but surely started to make his way up as a prep cook and finally a kitchen assistant. Throughout his extent and determination of becoming a chef, he met three of his mentors, Chef Kosthia, Chef Jim Botsacos, and Chef Carlos Gonzalez, in which he cooked beside and learned many different dishes and techniques. Because of these three mentors, he was honored with their guidance and assistance that helped him become the successful chef he is today. 

Chef Jorge has worked in many haute restaurants, such as SOL Y LUNA, MOLYVOS, SVETA’S, BLACK FOREST BROOKLYN and currently JOANNES TRATTORIA. Each restaurant has its own unique cuisine. He started his career in Sol y Luna which was a  well known Mexican restaurant in California. He was a second hand chef and worked with Chef Carlos throughout his time in Sol y Luna. He then worked in a Greek restaurant alongside Chef Jim Botsacos who was the executive chef of the restaurant and went on into expanding his horizon to other divergent cuisine as in Ukrainian, German and Italian food. Chef Jorge is now currently working as head chef in Joanne’s Trattoria in the Upper West Side. Throughout his experiance he’s also made several appearances as a chef, including “Grand Gourmet ” the flavor of midtown, “Restaurant and food service” shows in which he gets to taste foods from many well known restaurants and lastly the NYCWFF.

As excited about what Chef Jorge does for the goodness of food, he also volunteers his time catering food at a local church called “God’s Love nyc ” that helps those who are sick and in need. He cooks for those who are living with illnesses, but with a full stomach of exquisite food.    

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