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Port Washington, NY United States
With over twenty years experience in the food and restaurant industry, Executive Chef Colin McKaharay is as passionate about pot roast as he is about foie gras. Considering himself an artist as well as a Chef, McKaharay graduated from The New England Culinary Institute as well as completing his Master’s Degree in fine arts. McKaharay showcases many different ethnic “old world” cuisines, promoting his belief that slow-cooked, home-style dishes are some of the most satisfying. McKharay’s interest in food started at an early age, enjoying public access cooking shows rather then the “common” children’s television programs. At the age of fourteen, McKaharay began working in restaurant kitchens, and never left. McKaharay’s “free” time even revolves around the kitchen, enjoying cooking for friends, collecting vintage cookbooks, custom knifes, a walk around Chinatown, or the local gourmet shop. He shares his passion for food and the industry on several online discussion boards were he is known as “Chef Niloc”. Chef Colin’s work has been recognized by a long list of awards and honors, including numerous live cooking sessions on national and local television broadcasts, Colin’s culinary career was born in the city of New Orleans and has led him through the streets of Santa-Fe, New Mexico, Kansas City, Missouri and Fayetteville, Arkansas before landing him the prestigious position as Head Chef for Dockers Water side Café located in the Hamptons, New York, where many of his own recipes and original dishes can still be enjoyed. Louie’s Oyster Bar & grill located on Manhasset Bay in Port Washington, New York; is one of Long Island's oldest and most colorful restaurants. One hundred years after the restaurant’s start in 1905, Chef Mckaharay has taken this old fish house to a new level with his creative flare and food knowledge. Louies is now known as one of New York’s premier seafood restaurants.