Dan Kluger

ABC Kitchen, NYC

Dan attended Syracuse University and majored in Nutrition and Hospitality Management. Dan spent his externship at Danny Meyer’s Union Square Café.  In 1999 Dan was asked to be part of the opening team of Tabla. He spent the next seven years working his way up and becoming Tabla’s first Chef de Cuisine. Under Chef Floyd Cardoz, Dan fine-tuned his cooking techniques, the balance of flavors and textures in his dishes, and the use of Indian spices. Upon leaving Tabla, Dan was hired by Tom Colicchio, to become the Executive Chef of The Core Club. Dan spent the next four years transforming how a "members only" dining room was experienced. In late 2008, he joined Jean-Georges where he's helped open restaurants in Arizona, Utah, DC and New York. Since opening ABC Kitchen in 2010, he has been a vital part in winning multiple awards including the 2011 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant and being honored as F&W Magazine’s Best New Chef of 2012.

If you weren't a chef, what would you be?
A carpenter

What is your earliest food memory?
My mom making lemon curd and stollen for Christmas

What is your least favorite food?
Liver (other than chicken and duck) and anything coffee flavored



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