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Who was the chef at Gargoyles?

finckey Dec 19, 2006 02:19 PM

Trying to figure out who the chef was at gargoyles before jason santos. And, where did he/she go?

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  1. MC Slim JB RE: finckey Dec 19, 2006 03:04 PM

    Does the name Neil or Neal Palmer ring any bells? Haven't seen him pop up anywhere else locally.

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      LindaWhit RE: MC Slim JB Dec 19, 2006 04:46 PM

      There were a few in between Neal Palmer and Jason Santos, but Neal helped open Gargoyles, IIRC.

      I think he left the food/restaurant business to spend more time with family...at least that's what I remember hearing.

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      blacknbleu RE: finckey Dec 19, 2006 06:13 PM

      There were a few chef's between Neal and Jason- one was Jay Walker, who left Boston and is working in N. Carolina for a relative, IIRC.. then there was Peter Sultenfuss (sp.?) who went to Eastern Standard, last I heard. Neal Palmer was the original Chef at Gargoyles, that I'm sure. I think in between those two there was a cheef that came from the now defunct Dedo Lounge when it closed. I want to say his name was Ryan.

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        betta RE: finckey Mar 6, 2007 09:43 AM

        It was Neal Palmer, who went to work for a catering company.
        Next it was Pete Sultenfuss, who went to work at Eastern Standard but is now chef at Green Street.
        Next it was ??? Ryan, a cranky fellow who had worked with Neal Palmer then at Dedo.
        Then it was Jay Walker, who left to work down in CT and from there, I'm not sure.
        (I work there and worked with all of them!)

        1. foodforthought.m RE: finckey Mar 6, 2007 09:54 AM

          Jason Santos is likely the one you mean- he has recieved the most recent acclaim.

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            ellbell RE: finckey Mar 6, 2007 10:44 AM

            yeah but neal's food was the best gargoyles has EVER been...

            1. foodforthought.m RE: finckey Mar 6, 2007 10:49 AM

              I agree

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                penny RE: foodforthought.m Mar 6, 2007 08:26 PM

                Was Neal the one who made the amazing Pollo al mattone?

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                  foodforthought.m RE: penny Mar 7, 2007 11:21 AM

                  Not sure, sorry...

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                  phoebek RE: foodforthought.m Mar 7, 2007 11:08 AM

                  Me too.

                3. cowgirlinthesand RE: finckey Mar 6, 2007 09:30 PM

                  What a blast from the past! I worked with Neal at the Four Seasons when Mark Baker was the chef there.
                  good times, good times :)

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