Cengiz Cakan at New Restaurant in River Edge

Plus other chefs in the news.

CENGIZ CAKAN
Cengiz Cakan, previously from Turkish Kitchen in Cliffside Park, is the executive chef at Mado, 570 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge (201-265-3629); BYO.

LUIS DELIMA
Luis Delima is the chef at the newly opened 72 Degrees, 511 Rt 72, Manahawkin (609-339-2275); BYO.

CHEFS MICHAEL DENIGRIS AND VICTOR GUSTAVO MARQUEZ
Michael DeNigris is the executive chef at Picco Tavern, 160 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack (201-880-8750). DeNigris previously worked at Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack and Sanzari’s New Bridge Inn in New Milford. Pastry chef and bread baker is Victor Gustavo Marquez.

ROBERT & JOE FELICE
Robbie Felice, a CIA graduate, along with his dad, Joe who previously owned Gourmet Cafe in Parsippany and Casa de Amici in Denville have opened Viaggio Ristorante, 1055 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne (973-706-7277); BYO.

CHRISTOPHER JAMES
Chris James, who was the former bar director of Jockey Hollow, has left the position of general manager at the newly opened Blu Grotto at 200 Port Au Peck Avenue (Monmouth Park), Oceanport. He is now head bartender at Fowler and Wells in The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel, which is Tom Colicchio’s latest NYC project that is due to open after Labor Day.

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