As the Executive Chef at Red Rooster Harlem, Chef Edward Brumfield continues to explore his creative passion for the culinary arts. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Chef Ed’s culinary fascination began at home as a child with his dad, Ed Sr. His father taught him specialized cooking techniques from his hometown in Louisiana. As a teenager, Chef Ed worked with his dad on weekends at the Riverside Church in Harlem, where he catered wedding receptions and special events.
Realizing his calling, Chef Ed attended The New York Restaurant School for culinary arts, where he graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and Hotel Management in 2003. After honing his experience at well-established restaurants, Chef Ed later went on to work for renowned Chef Gordon Ramsey at the London Hotel in 2008. Shortly thereafter, he moved on to work with now Iron Chef, Jessie Schenker, at Recette and the Gander, where he helped to build and establish both restaurants from the ground up.
One of the many highlights in Chef Ed’s career was creating a catering menu, and meeting former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama at an intimate luncheon event in 2015. In 2017, Chef Ed added another highlight to his career when he began working with Marcus Samuelsson and the team at Red Rooster Harlem.
Chef Ed enjoys spending time traveling with his wife, daughter, and family.