Nerai is pleased to announce Moshe Grundman as our new Executive Chef.
Moshe, born and raised in Jerusalem, grew an affinity for cooking at an early age from his father. Over the years, he took his passion for cooking and turned it into a career. In his early twenties he moved to Rome where he began his first job in a professional kitchen.
In 2007, Moshe moved to the United States to attend the prestigious French Culinary Institute in New York City. Moshe’s first New York City experience began at New York’s Fireman Group. He served as their Executive Sous Chef overseeing operations for the group’s Italian restaurants including Café Florian, Fiorello, and Trattoria del Arte. In early 2010, he joined Ben Pollinger at Michelin starred Oceana where he would eventually become his Sous Chef. At Oceana, Moshe familiarized himself with exotic ingredients and unique styles of cooking. He worked closely with Ben allowing him to take his culinary skill set to the next level.
In early 2017 Moshe was given the opportunity to open and head his own kitchen at Sixty Five on Main in Nyack, New York. There he crafted a menu which was heavily influenced by his exposure to various cultures around the Mediterranean.
Nerai is delighted to welcome Moshe to the team and looks forward to the unique culinary experience he will bring to our guests.