Jeremy Blutstein has joined Almond as the French Bistro’s new chef de cuisine. Formerly of East By Northeast in Montauk, Blutstein unites with Almond’s executive chef, and his friend, Jason Weiner in the kitchen, where he’s committed to using local products and local produce in order to support the East End community and serve up delicious food.
A graduate of New York Restaurant School, Blutstein has spent time perfecting his skills at multiple noteworthy restaurants. For several years, he split time between Montauk and New York City working at Eataly, Margaux and Tremont, where he was nominated for a James Beard Award. After spending two years at the Crow’s Nest, he went on to join East by Northeast as that restaurant’s executive chef.
“Joining the team at Almond is an organic transition for me. Jason and I have very similar beliefs in utilizing the bounty that our super tight community produces,” Blutstein says in the announcement for his new position.“Cooking seasonally on the East End is made fun by the personal connections we make with the farmers, fisherman, baymen and local artisans.” The chef adds, “Expect great things from an already dope kitchen to continue with an enormous amount of fun. The culinary dream team has been assembled….bring the ruckus….Food Is Bond.”
Commenting on his new hire, Weiner says, “This is a guy who shares our commitment to localism, old school technique and ethnic/street food/peasant cuisine. He’s also a friend. Super psyched to have him on our crew. Our restaurant just got a hell of a lot better.”
Almond is located at 1 Ocean Road in Bridgehampton, 631-537-5665, almondrestaurant.com.