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As Executive Chef of Toro, Jamie Bissonnette collaborates with acclaimed Chef/owner Ken Oringer, on a truly authentic Barcelona inspired tapas menu. The Improper Bostonian named Bissonnette “Rising Star Chef” and KO Prime “Best New Restaurant” in 2007. An early bloomer in the kitchen, Bissonnette gravitated towards The Discovery Channel’s cooking shows rather than cartoons. By the age of 19, he had already earned his Culinary Arts degree from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and he spent his early 20s “eating and working” in Paris, San Francisco, New York and Phoenix. These experiences fed his culinary drive and are conveyed in Bissonnette’s menus everyday. At Toro he enjoys creating unique charcuteries and unparalleled Spanish cuisine. When not in the kitchen, Bissonnette enjoys spending time with his wife Courtney.