As a native New Yorker, Jennifer Vellano was inspired by her passion for food and love of local ingredients at a very young age. Her immense dedication and motivation led her through innumerable front and back of the house positions as she worked her way through culinary school. Jennifer graduated with honors from the Institute of Culinary Education in 2001, after having traveled and tasted 16 countries in Europe. Through her experience in some of the most heralded kitchens in Manhattan and driven by her fierce sense of ambition, Jen offers gastronomic delight with her ever expanding repertoire of recipes and techniques. Having trained under the Food and Wine Best Chefs (2005) and James Beard award winners Dan Barber and Michael Anthony of Blue Hill, Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Gramercy Tavern, Jen graduated to the enormously coveted kitchen of the three starred Michelin restaurant Per Se, where she honed her skills under the careful guidance of Thomas Keller and Jonathan Benno. It was during this time that she met James Vellano, her match on the line and soon after, her husband. Innovative and innately talented, Jen brings local fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat, and handcrafted artisanal cheeses directly from our neighborhood farms to produce a masterfully creative and sophisticated dining experience.