Sole Proprietor & Chef, Rye Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY
Culinary Arts, 2001
Cal Elliott is no stranger to hard work: prior to enrolling at ICE, he spent ten years as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. After making the move from Alaska to New York City, Elliot worked in various restaurants before deciding to come to ICE. He leveraged his culinary training in the kitchens of Dumont, followed by an Executive Chef position at Dressler. During Elliott’s time at Dressler, the restaurant received a Michelin Star and a Two Star New York Times review from restaurant critic Frank Bruni, and in 2006, Elliott received a “Tastemakers Award” from Food Arts Magazine. For his first solo venture, Elliott opened Rye Restaurant in Brooklyn in 2009. He built and designed the restaurant himself, with no outside investors. In its first year, Rye received a One Star review from New York Times critic Frank Bruni, and has earned a spot on the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand list every year since its opening. Rye’s Meatloaf Sandwich was featured on the Food Network’s "Best Thing I Ever Ate” and the Travel Channel’s "Food Paradise” and Elliott himself was featured along with Rye Restaurant in an episode of "Munchies" on Vice TV in 2012.
Read More About Cal Elliott
Bar Below Rye, in Williamsburg, Is 'a Comfortable Nook' [NY Times]
Munchies [Vice TV]