2018 Talent

Ken Oringer

Chef & Owner, Clio, Uni, and Toro

Since opening Clio – the fine dining destination named America’s Best New Restaurant by  Esquire  and Best Restaurant in Boston by  Food & Wine – 17 years ago, James Beard Award-winning chef Ken Oringer has built an empire of restaurants inspired by his travels around the world: Tsukiji Fish Market-style Uni sashimi bar, Barcelona tapas bar Toro, Roman enoteca Coppa, and farm-to-table restaurant Earth in Kennebunkport, ME.  In Fall 2013, Ken, along with co-chef and partner Jamie Bissonnette, brought Toro, their Barcelona-style tapas bar, to NYC with much critical acclaim.