Chef John Carr

 
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John Carr spent his childhood in Southeast Asia and Australia. After attending Bard College in Annandale-on Hudson, NY, he entered the restaurant world as a dishwasher at Le Petit Bistro in Rhinebeck, NY. Shortly after, John met his current partners, Jeff and Nina Gimmel, and spent a year working with them at Swoon Kitchenbar in Hudson, NY.  He then moved to New York City to pursue his culinary career, which led to his four-year Executive Chef role at Upper East Side establishment, Sfoglia. After seven years of focusing on fresh, Italian cuisine, John turned his interest to French cooking. He staged with Frenchie Chef, Gregory Marchand, in Paris, France, and opened two new restaurants with restauranteur, Eli Zabar. After receiving an education in the power of a good wine list and beautiful ingredients, John was ready to leave Manhattan and pursue his dream of opening a small French restaurant in upstate New York. John and his wife, Lindsay, met at Bard College and currently reside in Hudson, NY.