The 23rd Annual Nantucket Wine & Food Festival: May 15-19, 2019

Brian Arruda

Executive Chef

Bar Boulud
Boston, MA

Chef Arruda arrives from Palm Beach, Florida, where he served as Executive Sous Chef at Daniel Boulud’s Café Boulud. Responsible for creating locally-inspired seasonal dishes and French bistro fare, Chef Arruda will manage all aspects of the Bar Boulud kitchen, ensuring quality standards are not only met but surpassed.


Chef Arruda’s vast knowledge and passion for cuisine developed in his hometown of Stonington, Connecticut where he was instrumental in the opening and operation of his family-owned restaurant, the Dog Watch Café in 2008, which specializes in seafood in a casual seaside atmosphere. Inspired to make the culinary arts his career, Chef Arruda continued his journey graduating from the New York Culinary Institute of America. His career has since brought him to Bermuda, Las Vegas, Colorado, Florida, Boston and he has had the opportunity to work under the tutelage of some of the world’s most accomplished chefs including Thomas Keller, Charlie Palmer, and José Andrés.