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About Me

Born in the Bronx, New York and raised between NYC and the Caribbean, Chef Charles Grand credits his love for food to his family's constant gatherings. Food has always been a focal point, and traveling at such a young age exposed Charles to fresh ingredients that were not accessible in NYC.

With an interest in the arts & sports, Charles founded Capital Cookhouse in 2014 to bring people together through food while providing a nurturing and healing creative experience.

Charles’ cuisine of choice is Afro Caribbean fusion. Creating from scratch and using fresh ingredients similar to those found during summers spent in the Caribbean is the style of cooking that Charles leans into.

Whether Charles is hosting an Underground Pop Up or curating an experience for a Private Dinner Party, you will see his culture and interests throughout the evening.

Chef Charles Grand also cooks with CBD to assist clients who may be diagnosed with different ailments or athletes looking to recover. Charles also holds a software engineering degree, a MPA (Masters in Public Administration) and has over 10 years of experience in Healthcare Management. As a current athlete and chef, Charles understands the importance of proper nutrition to function at a high level.

In addition, Charles has restaurant experience, having updated and created menus for NYC restaurants. He specializes in B2B partnerships, working with several companies to ensure a seamless integration of his culinary expertise into various corporate and professional settings.

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