Rick Tramonto - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


Rick Tramonto

Restaurant R'evolution - New Orleans, LA

For eleven years, Rick Tramonto was executive chef and founding partner at Chicago’s world-renowned four-star restaurant Tru, a Relais & Châteaux property, in partnership with Rich Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. Tramonto is now president and culinary director of Tramonto Cuisine, Inc., which developed Tramonto’s Steak & Seafood and Osteria di Tramonto.

In 2010, Tramonto announced his partnership with Louisiana native chef John Folse and the formation of a new additional restaurant company, Home on the Range. Their first joint project, Restaurant R’evolution, opened in New Orleans’ French Quarter in the Royal Sonesta Hotel in 2012. Their second project together is Seafood R’evolution, in Ridgeland, Mississippi, which opened in 2014.

Tramonto is an accomplished author with eight titles to his credit, including his memoir, Scars of a Chef, and the cookbook American Brasserie, which was a finalist for a Julia Child Cookbook Award.

Well respected in the culinary world, Tramonto has won numerous awards including James Beard Foundation Awards for Best Chef Midwest and Best Service (Tru); Wine Spectator Grand Award (Tru); a Food & Wine magazine Best New Chef nod (Trio); four-star reviews in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago magazine; and Best New Restaurant from New Orleans magazine (Restaurant R’evolution).

Tramonto has a long history of television work as well, appearing on Oprah, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Simply Ming and Iron Chef America. He was a guest judge on Top Chef, and he was a contestant on Season 2 of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters.