Welcomes a New Chef
The Neighborhood Restaurant Group is proud to welcome Chef David Nevins as Culinary Director to their venues. The Neighborhood Restaurant Group owns and operates the award winning Biltmore Bar & Grille in Newton and Local 149 in South Boston.
The scoop on Chef:
Nevins’s path to his current role as Culinary Director of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group has been filled with accolades and milestones throughout the Northeast. However, his food remains as unpretentious and precise as it was at the turn of the century, when he first became a chef. While his style reflects touches of French technique, Italian influence and Mediterranean style, he describes it as contemporary American. Nevins’s style is a seamless fit for neighborhood venues such as the Biltmore Bar & Grille and Local 149 where he has made significant changes to the menus while still maintaining their philosophy of serving simple, fun and cutting edge food in an approachable setting.
“The arrival of Chef David Nevins to the Neighborhood Restaurant Group could not be more opportune,” says Jayson Goldstein, Director of Operations. “Nevins possesses the ingenuity and verve to drive our restaurant group forward as we continue to grow and expand in the future.”
Nevins’s cooking career began at the Culinary Institute of America, the world’s premier culinary college. It was there that he was first exposed to the culture of professional kitchens and learned traditional cooking techniques. From the CIA, Chef Nevins went to work for celebrity chef Todd English at Olives in Charlestown, MA. After working his way up from Line Cook to Chef de Cuisine at Olives, Chef Nevins went on to head the kitchen at Kingfish Hall, another Todd English establishment. After getting his chops at the CIA, Olives, and Kingfish Hall, Chef Nevins wanted to tackle a more entrepreneurial project, acquiring the role as opening Chef at Neptune Oyster in 2004. While Nevins had a plethora of seafood options, the minimalist feel and creative execution were so fresh that both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald both gave Neptune 3-star reviews. Under Nevins’s direction, Neptune was also featured on the cover of Boston magazine’s Best of Boston issue in 2006.
Chef Nevins held reign as Executive Chef of Neptune Oyster for three years before opening his own restaurant, Osetra Restaurant in his hometown of Norwalk, Connecticut. Nevins’s efforts were not ignored, as he introduced a unique, modern dining experience to the city. Osetra was awarded a Zagat rating of 26 for food, and listed in the “America’s Top Restaurants” in 2009. The New York Times also approved of the experience awarding Osetra 2.5 stars in 2008. After four years as an owner/operator, Chef Nevins was called back to his mentor, Todd English to continue to grow the empire serving as Interim Executive Chef in New York City, Las Vegas, and Charlestown. Prior to joining the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Nevins could be found at the helm of the kitchen at Nix’s Mate serving as Executive Chef.
Stop by Local 149 and taste his work!
149 P Street
for a menu visit www.local149.com