Four Newporters Among Providence Business News’ “RI’s Best Young Chefs”

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Brandon Teachout

CRU Café

Brandon Teachout


Brandon Teachout, 27, became executive chef at CRU Café in Newport after working as everything from laborer to banquet chef at Russell Morin Catering & Events.

CRU Café owner R. Russell Morin Jr., gave Teachout that opportunity in late 2014, after Teachout had worked on and off for Morin since 2010. The café opened in April 2015, Teachout said.

“I’ve always worked really hard for him and whenever I had my chance food-wise to express my skills, I’ve always taken full advantage of that,” Teachout said. “He looks for that and doesn’t let that go unnoticed.”

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And there you have it…

Those are four up-and-coming chefs who are taking Newport’s kitchens by storm. We are in such a dynamic time in the restaurant world and it’s good to know who to keep an eye on so you can say “I knew them way back when…”

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Aggregation Correspondent

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