Chef Calias has spent the past twelve years as the Executive Chef at Boston’s Colonnade Hotel and its French Bistro, Brasserie Jo, where he worked alongside the respected and beloved Chef Jean Joho before it closed last year. In that role, Calias was able to lead an award-winning restaurant to the forefront of Boston’s culinary scene. He also oversaw all functions and events at the restaurant and created the very popular Roof TOP Chef Series on the Colonnade Roof Deck three years ago and donated more than $45,000 to Share Our Strength from the program.
In his new role with the Lyons Group, the first initiative Chef Calias will oversee is the much-anticipated opening of Rochambeau which is the new French brasserie and café that will be replacing Towne. Besides helping to launch Rochambeau this Spring, Chef Calias will also oversee the other Lyons Group culinary teams, including: Summer Shack, Lucky’s, Game On!, Loretta’s Last Call, Sonsie, Harvard Gardens, Bleacher Bar, Back Bay Social and several other Lyons Group venues located outside of Massachusetts.
Chef Calias received his Certification through the American Culinary Federation as a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) & Certified Culinary Administrator Certification (CCA) as well as World Certified Executive Chef through the Worlds Association of Chefs. Chef Calias also teaches French Cuisine at Boston University. Calias is very involved with the Mass Restaurant Association and is a Lead Judge for the Mass Pro Start and a National Pro Start Competition. He is also a Board of Director for The Massachusetts Restaurant Association Education Foundation. In 2015, Chef Calias was named the MRA Chef of the Year. He competed on the Food Network in 2015 on “Guy’s Grocery Games”. Calias also helped create the Pedro Martinez Foundation’s “Feast with 45” event at Fenway Park which is celebrating its third year in May.
Chef Calias was born and raised in New Hampshire and he resides there with his wife and three children. Calias is a graduate of Newbury College in Massachusetts.