2018 Talent

Jamie Bissonnette

Chef/Co-owner, Toro NYC, Toro Boston and Coppa

Jamie Bissonnette is the James Beard Award—winning chef and partner of Boston favorites Coppa, an Italian enoteca, and Toro, the Barcelona-style tapas bar. In Fall 2013 to much acclaim, Bissonnette and co-chef and partner Ken Oringer brought Toro to NYC. Bissonnette is a winner turned judge of the Cochon 555 nose-to-tail competition, was awarded the inaugural People’s Choice: Best New Chef award by Food & Wine magazine, and in May 2014, was honored with the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef: Northeast. In September 2014, Jamie released his debut cookbook— The New Charcuterie Cookbook: Exceptional Cured Meats to Make and Serve at Home .