Boston, MA 02210
Located in the revitalized South Boston Waterfront district, 606 Congress at the new Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel is the culinary brain child of acclaimed chef and restaurateur Michael Schlow and chef Rich Garcia.
Celebrating fresh ingredients, and diverse flavors and techniques. The regionally-influenced, modern American cuisine is complemented by the sleek and sophisticated design of the restaurant, which takes its cues from the nearby waterfront with elegant aquatic themes.
Chefs for the Cure
On Thursday, April 11th, the Residences at W Boston host Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s fifth annual Chefs ...
Some Chefly Secrets
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Trash Fish Fundraiser
Lesser known fish steal the spotlight at the upcoming Chefs Collaborative Trash Fish Dinner on Sunday, March 10th.
Known as one of the North East's rising stars, Richard Garcia is a self-taught chef whose passion for food began when he was just thirteen years old. Born in Guatemala, he started his professional journey in Boston and has cooked his way from Miami to the Marines and back to Boston, acquiring the kitchen skills and global influences.
After earning his stripes in some of South Florida's finest restaurants, Garcia enlisted in the in Marines as a food service specialist. His skills soon became apparent - he graduated at top of his class at the U.S. Army Quartermaster School and the US Marine Corps Food Service Academy. He served with the 1st Battalion 25th Marine Regiment and was deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism; at times he was employed as a personal food service specialist to high ranking officials.
After his enlistment was up, Garcia returned to the Boston area, ultimately rising through the ranks to Corporate Executive Chef of Culinary Operations for Stoneforge Restaurants. At 25 years old, he was responsible for the culinary development of four restaurants and the USDA approved back-of-house operation that supplied the restaurants with meats, seafood, soups and sauces all of which were produced from scratch.
Garcia's modern, globally influenced cuisine and his commitment to using the finest ingredients earned him rave reviews and plenty of praise from local press. He made an appearance on TV Diner with Billy Costa and was invited to participate in the inaugural Foxwoods Food and Wine Festival. He also earned himself a spot at the table for the First Celebrity Chef Poker Tournament, where he played in support of the Anthony Spinazzola Foundation, which helped the homeless and supported culinary education. In January 2008, he won the Chef Showdown at the Mohegan Sun's SunWine Festival.
Through his travels, which include Guatemala, Spain, and the Caribbean, Garcia developed a passion for using the finest imported and locally sourced sustainable ingredients. His commitment earned him a spot as the Executive Chef of two of the U.S. Virgin Islands hottest restaurants and caught the attention of Pulitzer Prize winning V.I. Daily News, which named his the most creative cuisine in the Virgin Islands. Garcia is also featured in food-photographer Alan Battman's Sandwiches of the World, which was released in September 2007.
Garcia was the opening chef at Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro at Patriots Place in Foxborough, where his globally influenced menu of small plates delighted guests and earned the restaurant rave reviews.
In the fall of 2010, Gacia joined the team at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront overseeing operations at the hotel's signature restaurant, 606 Congress.