Jimmy Bradley

Chef
Jimmy Bradley

New York City

About Jimmy Bradley

Jimmy Bradley is the chef/owner of Red Cat. He started making pizzas when he was 14 years old — after he forged his working papers so he could get a job — and then worked in the front of the house to pay his way through college. He was fired for shaving his head, but he convinced his manager to move him to the kitchen instead of letting him go. He cut his teeth shucking clams and oysters and making coleslaw and ravioli, working his way into a position on the line. “That was it,” he says. He never left the kitchen.

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    Accolades

    • Food & Wine
      "Star Chef"
    • The Red Cat Cookbook: 125 Recipes from New York City's Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant
      Co-author
    • Recipes for Men
      Esquire magazine
    • ChefsFeed Winner
      One of the Best Things to Eat in NYC

    Where I Go Out

    Behind the Scenes

    Hamachi & blood orange
    "Hamachi & blood orange"
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