Chef Ian Russo. Brooklyn born, raised by a mother who sheltered those in need, regardless of their race, religion, or creed. This environment taught the chef to be tolerant and accepting, traits that would serve him well as he travelled the world working with people from all walks of life to hone his culinary chops.
He’s classically trained and has cooked in kitchens the world over, from humble beginnings at the Brooklyn IHOP to the world-renowned kitchen of Michel Guérard at Eugénie-les-Bains. He’s served as owner, partner, and executive chef for small eateries and famous restaurants in NYC, Paris, Brussels, Honolulu, Beijing, Philly, and Rhode Island.
His latest creation, Dirty Cooking has won accolades for “Best Steak in the City (NYC)” and spawned the signature Dirtyburger, which debuted in NYC to rave reviews.