After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Andrew Carmellini worked in some of Europe’s finest restaurants. He then made his way to New York and worked at Lespinasse, Le Cirque and Café Boulud, where he collected two James Beard Awards and a Food & Wine magazine Best New Chef award. In 2009, he opened Locanda Verde in The Greenwich Hotel, which earned two stars by The New York Times and a nomination from the James Beard Foundation for Best New Restaurant. In 2011, Andrew opened The Dutch, a roots-inspired American restaurant and oyster bar in SoHo, and later that year an encore of The Dutch opened inside Miami’s W South Beach Hotel. 2012 brought the rededication of The Public Theater and Andrew’s hand in the expansion of the food and drink programming at Joe’s Pub and The Library. In 2013, Andrew adorned another New York corner with Lafayette, a French grand café and bakery dedicated to market-driven bistro cooking. In 2014, he opened Bar Primi, a casual pasta shop on the Bowery followed by his most recent opening, Little Park, a seasonal restaurant that is the culmination of his career-long culinary partnerships. Also in 2014, Andrew opened Evening Bar, a modern interpretation of a classic hotel bar in TriBeCa’s Smyth, A Thompson Hotel. This year, he will develop and operate all food and beverage venues within The William Vale, a new luxury boutique hotel in Williamsburg. Andrew is also the author of two cookbooks: Urban Italian and American Flavor.