What happens when you take Boston's brightest personalities and put them in a room? Why, a surge of blue energy is created which Blue Inc. thrives on. We are proud to present to you our team of artists, scientists, inventors and designers that make Blue Inc. so truly exceptional.
Jason Santos, Executive Chef
Liquid nitrogen salsa that smolders when it hits the plate. Orange gel that transforms into noodles when it hits hot broth. Black Truffle Dippin Dots Ice Cream that arrives tableside smoking. Chef Jason Santos' guests can expect a sensational culinary experience. Perhaps that's why he was something of a darling of Gordon Ramsay on the 7th season of "Hell's Kitchen". Santos' cooking style, which combines Asian, French and traditional American flavors with dazzling visual and textural twists, has been called "Julia Child Meets Willy Wonka". While serving as the former executive chef at Gargoyles on the Square, Santos transformed the restaurant from neighborhood stalwart to destination hotspot. Now, Santos is owner and executive chef at Blue Inc. in Boston which is one of the area's hottest dining destinations. He also teaches culinary courses at Boston University and Cambridge Rindge and Latin as well as serves as restaurant chair for "Taste of the Nation," Share Our Strength's benefit to eliminate childhood hunger.
Taniya Nayak, Interior Designer/HGTV & Food Network Personality
A resident of Milton, MA, Taniya Nayak's approachable take on interior design has won over everyone from rock stars to first- time homebuyers. Taniya's helpful design tips and have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Glamour, The Boston Globe, Family Circle, The Washington Post and Ladies Home Journal. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC's Today Show and CBS' The Early Show. In addition to being host and designer on Designed to Sell and Destination Design, Taniya can be found on HGTV mainstays like Showdown, Bang for Your Buck, and throughout HGTV.com. To learn more about Taniya, visit her website at www.TaniyaNayak.com.
Lisa Gauntt, Chef d’ Cuisine
A graduate from Johnson & Wales renowned Culinary Program, Lisa Gauntt brings creative cooking concepts to the kitchen. Lisa's diverse resume highlights a plethora of achievements, ranging from her work as a private chef on New York's Fisher's Island to being hand-selected as Jason Santos's Sous Chef at Gargoyles in the Square. A firm believer in sourcing local ingredients, Lisa is also Blue Inc's Pastry Chef, creating all of her confections from scratch. She has worked closely with Jason Santos but insists her young son is her favorite cooking partner.
Todd Wilkins, General Manager
Todd joins Blue Inc. from Boston’s Varano Group. With 7 years experience at notable Boston establishments, Todd brings a strong background of industry professionalism and unique ideas to provide the ultimate customer experience. His resume highlights everything from Seaport District staples to Downtown Hot-Spots.