Meet the Chef: Camp House's Daniel Rubino talks favorite spices, favorite meal, favorite food to grill

Daniel Rubino is executive chef at The Camp House. He got into cooking by happenstance in his hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut, when the regular cook showed up for work inebriated and his boss moved him from dishwashing to food prep.
photo Daniel Rubino is executive chef at The Camp House.

Unlike many of today's chefs, Daniel Rubino didn't go to culinary school, nor did he grow up in a family of good cooks, save his Italian grandmother who knew how to make all the classic Italian dishes. In fact, he says, his mother "could burn water. She could make a few tasty things, but in general, we had steak on the grill and my dad did all the grill work."

So it was by happenstance that he began a career in the culinary arts. He was washing dishes at Finnegan's Fish Market in his hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut, when the head chef pointed at him and told him to take over food prep since the regular cook had arrived at work in an inebriated state.

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