Leon De La Cruz earned his culinary degree at Escuela de cocina Gourmet Pucheu in the Dominican Republic, before settling in Queens, New York. He loves working in the kitchen, cooking, testing recipes, and creating new ones. His inspiration comes from all walks of life, he says: “ for motivation, I looked to friends, family, and well-known chefs.”
He has a long history of experience working at such venues as Petite Abeille restaurant (2010, worked under chef Edgar), and he continued under that tutelage when Chef Edgar shifted to Vamos restaurant in 2012.
During 2013-14 he served as Head Chef at Bottomzup Bar and Grill (2013), and then Promenade Bar and Grill (2014).
Later in 2014, he worked under chef Mauricio López at Park Avenue catering, and then at
Tender steak house (2014) working under chef Dale Schnell.
As Executive Chef at A2Z Restaurant Consulting, he has set up many kitchens in the New York City metro areas since then, including Bethpage Burger Bar, and is currently engaged in that capacity on several new restaurant openings.
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