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Chef John Vargo

 I have set out to demystify cooking for home cooks and aspiring chefs. I hope that you find the information useful, as an online cookbook and tutorial. My goal is that by understanding the technique of cooking, that you will find joy and satisfaction in your cooking experience. Bon Appetit!

Curriculum vitae:

  • 1983        Graduate of Dutchess County BOCES Culinary Arts Program

  • 1988-'89 Member of US Army Culinary Arts Team/                                       US Army Europe Culinary Arts Team

  • 1989-'95  Chef de Cuisine -  The Thymes (Kingston NY) and Jake Moon (Big Indian NY) restaurants,  Chef Daniel Smith CEC

  • 1991  Le Grenadine Restaurant (Paris, France)   Patrick Cirotte - le guide Gault et Millau

  • 1992 Graduate of New England Culinary Institute (Vermont)

  • 1995 Founder of MOUNTAINMAN hot sauce brand

  • 1998-2006  Executive Chef - Gadaleto's Seafood, (New Paltz NY)

  • 2006- '16  Executive Chef/Owner - Eat 'n Meet Grill and larder (Saranac Lake NY)

  • 2017-2019 Corporate Executive Chef Hudson Valley Seafood (Central Valley NY)

  • 2019-2020 Proprietor - Chef John Vargo's Seafood Club


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PO Box 712

Saranac Lake

New York, 12983

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