Chris Santos at Beauty & Essex

About Chris Santos

Chris Santos is the chef/co-owner of the Stanton Social and Beauty and Essex. He has over twenty years of experience honing his culinary craft as an Executive Chef in New York City’s hottest restaurants. From the cult classic Wyanoka, which Sam Sifton described as “sexy…and outrageously flavorful,” to the famed Time Café and award-wining Latin restaurant, Suba, his distinctive career has been synonymous with unparalleled success.


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"Finishing with a little extra virgin will bring home the voluptuous in your guacamole. Bonus points if you are taking it to the beach. #tipsfromcostarica"
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"What a whirlwind year it has been! We opened @vandalnewyork about a year and a half ago after a taking a trip around the world exploring global food culture. Our vision was to bring our culinary excursion home to the #LowerEastSide added with our own creative flare. Since the opening, we've opened @beautyandessexlv and @beautyessexla, I’ve filmed countless episodes of #Chopped, and released my debut cookbook, SHARE. My book is filled with some of my favorite recipes I now want to SHARE with you at Vandal. Your favorites are staying but get excited for major additions to the menu starting TONIGHT!  I invite you to make your reservations and experience something new.  See you soon!"
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