Vincent Cortese joins Bar56 as the Executive Chef bringing to bear expertise in both Italian and French Cuisine at some of NYC’s top restaurants and an enduring passion for both hospitality, and his craft.
Before Bar56, Vincent was the Executive Chef at Bar Boulud; his second stint at Dinex under Daniel Boulud with whom he worked in 2012 at the flagship restaurant, Daniel, where he honed his French technique. Prior to his role at Bar Boulud, Vincent worked alongside Melissa Rodriguez as the Chef de Cuisine at Del Posto where he helped lead, mentor, and develop staff. His focus on operational excellence, and uncompromising standards helped Del Posto retain its Michelin Star status.
Vincent brings a wealth of diverse experience and culinary talent to the leadership of Bar56. That said, what sets him apart is his spirit of collaboration, focus on culture, and his passion not only for food, but also a keen understanding of the importance of hospitality. Bar56’s menu reflects the technique and ingredients of French and Italian cuisine core to Vincent’s experience but reimagined in a Modern American menu. Outside of his passion for cuisine, Vincent is a dog lover, and avid golfer.