Brian Fruge Chef de Cuisine

“There is a bond among a kitchen staff, I think. You spend more time with your Chef in the kitchen than you do with your own family”Gordon Ramsey

BEST KNOWN FOR
My ability to cook many different ethnic cuisines. Being from Louisiana and growing up around great culinary traditions. Pushing the kitchen through the most chaotic times while still being patient keeping my composure—well …most of the time.

MOST PROUD OF
Leaving my hometown to come to live my dream of cooking in NYC.

JOINED PRETI
2007

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Jean-Georges, Modern at the MOMA, Spice Market, Private Chef in Lyon France & graduate of ICE, 2003

PERSONAL
Currently live with my wife, dog ,tortoise, and 6 fish in NYC. I play drums and scream in a noise rock band called DINNER.

FAVORITE PASTIME
Fishing, playing the drums , Seeking out and eating the most interesting and bizarre foods I can find across the globe. Cooking with my Mother and Father in law on my visits to China.

HEROES
Mother and Father

UNFULFILLED AMBITION
To travel to Thailand, Vietnam , and India and Taste everything in my path