Chef - Partner
A Canadian of Jewish descent, Chef and Pips partner Jared Braithwaite started cooking at a young age learning how to make matzoh balls, kugel and more from his grandmother for large family dinners. Turning his passion for food into a career, Jared attended CIA and graduated Summa Cum Laude and went on to work at Michelin-starred Public and other lauded NYC establishments before returning home to Toronto. While working in Canada, Jared worked at Modus Ristoronte, igniting a passion for Italian cuisine and traditional pasta-making techniques. Jared found his way back to NYC with a newfound love for Italian cooking and landed a job at Vic's, working under the mentorship of Hillary Sterling, before joining Colonie in 2016. As Executive Chef at Colonie and Chef-Partner at Pips, Jared embraces a local and seasonal ethos while maintaining relationships with small, local farmers and producers, and brings a fresh Italian-influenced perspective to the menu. Relying on technique and sensibility, Jared transforms beautiful produce and herbs into clean, naturalistic and flavorful dishes that highlight the integrity of the ingredients.