Chef Ken Oringer is one of Boston's most notable chefs. A James Beard Award-winner, Oringer has built an empire of restaurants inspired by his travels around the world: Tsukiji Fish Market-style Uni sashimi bar and Italian enoteca Coppa in Boston; as well as Barcelona tapas bar Toro in Boston and NYC. In 2016, following the expansion of Uni, Oringer will debut Toro in Bangkok and Dubai, as well as his first project in Cambridge, MA - Little Donkey. Visit Ken's website.
Jamie Bissonnette is the James Beard Award-winning chef and partner of Boston favorites Coppa, an Italian enoteca, and Toro, the Barcelona-style tapas bar. Toro also has a home in New York City & Bangkok, Thailand. Bissonnette is a winner of the Cochon 555 nose-to-tail competition, was awarded the inaugural People’s Choice: Best New Chef award by Food & Wine magazine. In May 2014, he was honored with the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef: Northeast. Visit Jamie's website.
Toro's Management Team:
Gina-Marie Ciccotelli, Director of Operations
Jodie Battles, Beverage Director
Kate Barry, General Manager
Andrew Pierce, Bar Manager
Holly Cherlin, Service Manager
Kate Smith, Chef du Cuisine
Darrell Boles, Sous Chef
Pete Haney, Sous Chef
Toro is proud to be a part of a group of restaurants:
Coppa is an enoteca known for its cozy atmosphere and inventive Italian small plates created by James Beard Award-winning Chefs Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer. The menu boasts a unique charcuterie program as well as pastas and pizzas from a wood burning fire oven. It includes both small and mid-sized plates designed to be shared tapas style amongst guests.
Located in the old Nabisco factories behind Chelsea Market, Toro New York is the latest creation from the team of Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette. Over 4 times the size of its' Boston sibling, Toro NYC offers an eclectic menu of traditional & modern Barcelona-style tapas featuring locally sourced & sustainable ingredients. The restaurant also offers a gorgeous private dining space. Please view more on the site.