About Melissa Rodriguez

Melissa J. Rodriguez is Executive Chef at Del Posto. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America where she earned a degree in Culinary Arts, Melissa spent time cooking with Elaine Bell Catering and Oceana. In 2006, she was hired as a line cook at Daniel Boulud’s flagship Restaurant Daniel, where she quickly rose the ranks to sous chef. Melissa joined the team at Del Posto in 2011 where she was promoted to Chef de Cuisine in 2015. Two years later, she was tapped to succeed Mark Ladner as Executive Chef making her the first woman at the helm of a restaurant awarded four stars by the New York Times.

Behind the Scenes

"Great job by the AM team the other day on Linguini with white clam sauce #culinarystudents"
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"Today at Ocoee High School, once of our biggest supporters, Chef Jim, helped to roast 2 whole hogs! Great job done by Chef Carlucci and Chef Jim"
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"Steaming in parchment 🙂"
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"Late post! Sorry guys! This was a very great day for me...you all did a great job!"
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"Late post! Sorry guys! This was a very great day for me...you all did a great job!"
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"Potato salad!"
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