Ric Orlando thanks everyone for voting him BEST CHEF in the CAPITAL REGION by The ALBANY TIMES UNION for 2015 and Best Chef in HUDSON VALLEY MAGAZINE for 2014!
"Ric Orlando has created a Mardi Gras for the senses." -- NY TIMES
Chef, author, and food activist, Ric Orlando has been at the forefront of the local/sustainable food movement in the Hudson Valley for nearly two decades. He has often appeared on the national stage, including three appearances on the Food Network's runaway hit CHOPPED™, winning his first appearance "Wok This Way." Judge Mark Murphy declared Ric's Rum-Raisin Jerk Quail "the best thing I have eaten on Chopped!" Chef Ric was selected to appear on the very first CHOPPED CHAMPIONS where he also won in the playoff round, wowing the judges.
A 2-time SANTÉ™ Award Winner, Chef Ric and his two restaurants have won numerous accolades ranging from Metroland Weekly's Top 3 Vegetarian to the NY Beef Council's Best Burger in the Capital Region – in the same year! New World Home Cooking Co., co-owned by Chef Ric's wife and partner Liz Corrado, opened in 1993 and is a community landmark in the Hudson Valley. New World Bistro Bar, an Albany Gastro-Pub, has consistently received local BEST-OF awards. In September 2014, New World Catering by Ric Orlando opened a tasting and catering kitchen in Albany, as Chef Ric won the title of Hudson Valley Magazine's "Best Chef." Thanks for over two decades of love and support!
Global Flavor/Local Pride
Guided by these words, Ric Orlando has been preparing and promoting global cuisine made with local products for over 20 years. Chef Ric and his wife, co-owner Liz Corrado, were "locavores" before the word existed! Chef Ric's tireless work in promoting the products, people, and beauty of the region has made him one of the Hudson Valley's leading culinary spokespeople.
Whether you desire Snout-to-Tail, Vegan, or a mix of both, Chef Ric is always available for your personal menu consultation.