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Bio

Let's Start From The Beginning

1990

Chef Carmellini graduates from the Culinary Institute of America and lands at two-Michelin-star San Domenico in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

1993

Chef Carmellini moves to New York City and becomes Chef de Partie at the legendary four-star French restaurant, Lespinasse.

1996

Chef Carmellini moves to Paris to train at three-Michelin-star L’Arpège.

a man standing in front of a sign on the side of a building

1997

Chef Carmellini is back in New York City as an opening Sous Chef at Le Cirque

1998

Chef Carmellini opens Café Boulud as Chef de Cuisine.

1999

Chef Carmellini wins the James Beard Foundation award for “Rising Star Chef” at Café Boulud.

2000

Chef Carmellini is named a “Best New Chef” by Food & Wine Magazine.

2005

The James Beard Foundation awards Carmellini “Best Chef: New York City.” 

2006

Chef Carmellini opens A Voce in Madison Square Park earning one Michelin Star and a three-star review from The New York Times. 

2008

Carmellini’s first cookbook “Urban Italian” is published, co-written with his wife, Gwen. 

2009

Robert De Niro approaches Chef Carmellini, Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom to open Locanda Verde at The Greenwich Hotel. 

Locanda Verde collects two stars from The New York Times and a nomination for “Best New Restaurant” from the James Beard Foundation.

Andrew Carmellini, Robert De Niro are posing for a picture

2010

Chef Carmellini and his partners, Luke Ostrom and Josh Pickard, officially form NoHo Hospitality Group.

2011

Chef Carmellini and his wife Gwen publish their second cookbook, “American Flavor.”

Sausage Boss by Carmellini concession stands debut at Madison Square Garden.

The Dutch opens in SoHo and is named number one in The New York Times’ list of “Top 10 New Restaurants of 2011.”

The Dutch Miami opens inside the W South Beach hotel.

a store front at day

2012

NoHo Hospitality Group relaunches dinner and drink service at Joe’s Pub and opens The Library at The Public inside Astor Place’s iconic, newly renovated Public Theater.

2013

Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery opens in a landmark NoHo building on the corner of Lafayette Street and Great Jones.

2014

Bar Primi opens on Bowery, devoted to primi piatti. Little Park opens and is named to Esquire’s list of “Best New Restaurants.” Evening Bar opens in the adjacent lobby of the Smyth TriBeCa. 

2016

The William Vale opens in Williamsburg, Brooklyn featuring three outlets by NoHo Hospitality Group: Westlight, Mister Dips, and Leuca.

2017

The Sagamore Pendry opens in Baltimore with two outlets from NoHo Hospitality Group: Rec Pier Chop House, and The Cannon Room. NoHo Hospitality Group opens Rye Street Tavern next to Sagamore Spirit’s rye distillery in Port Covington, Baltimore.

2019

The Shinola Hotel opens in downtown Detroit with San Morello, Evening Bar, The Brakeman and Penny Red’s by NoHo Hospitality Group. San Morello is named to The Detroit Free Press’ Top 10 List of “Best New Restaurants of 2018.”

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2021

Carne Mare, an Italian chophouse, opens on Pier 17 at New York City's historic Seaport. Soon after, NoHo Hospitality opens Mister Dips’ first brick-and-mortar right next door, followed by third Mister Dips shop in downtown Detroit. In Fall 2021, he will open The Dutch Nashville where he will partner with W Nashville in The Gulch neighborhood of the city. 

2022

Carmellini will reveal a new project in 2022 at The Fifth, a new luxury hotel on the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 28th Street in Manhattan’s NoMad area.