Executive Chef Andrew Lubatty
The Avenue Grill
Executive Chef Andrew Lubatty was born in Southampton, New York. At the age of thirteen he began his culinary career working summers at local restaurants. After graduating from high school, he attended Berklee College of Music, in Boston. While attending Berklee, he found himself dividing his time between music and cooking. At the age of twenty-eight, he decided to become a chef and enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Upon graduating, Andrew apprenticed at the four diamond Los Abrigados Resort in Sedona, Arizona. The executive chef of the resort then hired Andrew to run his new restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. Andrew desired more structure as he developed, so he took his first executive chef position for a corporate restaurant named Sfuzzi. His responsibilities included management consulting, menu development and opening new restaurant locations. In 1997 Andrew moved to Denver and took a position at The Avenue Grill. He has been the executive chef for the last seven years. The Avenue Grill is the perfect fit for his style; he adds Asian and Italian accents to new American dishes. Chef Andrew and The Avenue Grill support many local charities and fundraisers. He has appeared on local television segments and taught many cooking classes. He is a Certified Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation and has received numerous awards for his work at culinary competitions. Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife, Robyn and their five years old twins, Matthew and Rebecca. When he is not in the kitchen, he enjoys basketball, cycling, and playing the bass guitar and piano for his children. Chef Andrew has been a longtime instructor at The Seasoned Chef Cooking School.