hey, i'm charles
I came to Boston from the DC side of Maryland originally for the music, stayed for the food, and fell in love with the people.
I'm a private chef and pop-up restaurateur, the latter simply means instead of owning a restaurant, I specialize in temporary pop-up restaurant experiences.
I'm Boston-based, but I find myself routinely cooking in places like NYC and DC for pop-ups and private cheffing alike.
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This epiphany hit me hard, and I decided to hit the ground running, working for various chefs in a variety of different restaurant kitchens.
Less than a year later, I began my first pop-up restaurant series and my reputation became anchored in pasta. I vowed to myself to never repeat any dishes at any pop-ups, ever.
I decided to treat my pop-up experiences as personal stepping stones leading to a future pasta restaurant. Nearly 50 pop-ups and well over a thousand plates later, here we are.
Pasta has been my favorite food as long as I've cooked--practically my entire life.
In college I studied music, and pursued orchestral management in my own time. It took about 5 semesters for me to discover that I loved music too much to pursue it financially.
I danced around Boston for a few years working various jobs before it hit me that I always wanted to have my own restaurant ever since I was I was very little.