[oink]'s pop up series has earned a following among a population of connecticut diners that are looking for something new in the food scene. keep checking our website for further details on where [oink] will be popping up next.
craig hutchinson [chef/owner] craig got started late on his culinary career. after graduating from brown university in 2008 with an economics degree and working for a short while in finance, he decided there was something missing in his life - passion. he dropped his job and started washing dishes in boston. 5 years later, craig was part of the opening team at ribelle in brookline which quickly earned 4 out of 4 stars from the boston globe. craig became chef de cuisine within 4 months of opening and took the kitchen into his own hands. ribelle has gained national recognition for its innovative approach to hospitality and food. craig grew up in bethany, ct with his mom [pam], dad [alex] and sister [becky]. he always dreamed of being able to come back to the community that had given so much to him.
alex lishchynsky [chef/owner] being a chef is in his blood. alex was raised by two chefs, his brother is a chef, and he has a palate most find hard to argue with. "kid can cook" is usually the first thing out of peoples mouths when he is in the kitchen. from pinehurst, north carolina, alex never found school to be his focus. it was always about the food. lex spent 2 years at il bucco alimentari (nyc), rated 3 out of 4 stars by the new york times. it was there he honed his ability to cook contemporary italian food, while staying true to his southern roots. he worked his way up to chef de partie by the time he was 23 years old. and yet, he wants to push himself further. alex spends his free time eating in nyc and debating about the meaning of "cuisine". his true passion is southern style bbq.