Chef Stanley Henriquez Salazar
MEET THE CHEF
Stanley Henriquez Salazar also known as CitiChef, was born on September 28th, 1991 in the city of San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic. Stanley and his family moved to the U.S. when he was two years old for a better life and chasing the
American dream. His resilient nature allowed him to overcome
living in a low-income neighborhood; cooking and playing
baseball kept him busy and out of trouble.
Stanley began his culinary journey at 16, when he got his first job
as a delivery boy at Neighburrito. Stanley’s love for food
grew when he was quickly promoted to a Prep-Cook position.
Dave Currence, owner of Neighburrito and Tiny Giant Sandwich
Shop, inspired him to further his education and suggested that
he pursue Culinary School.
One of the best decisions he’s ever made was graduating from
the State University of New York at Cobleskill with a Bachelor of
Business Administration, in Fall 2015. Stanley was the first in his
family to attend and graduate from college.
His cuisine style can best be described as a fusion and blend of
multiple cultures stemming from the Dominican Republic, Italy,
Mexico, and America. Stanley has been fortunate to work with
talented chefs that have inspired him and influenced his style of
cuisine. Chris Santos, Owner and Chef of Beauty & Essex, The
Stanton Social and VANDAL being one, as well as, Celebrity
Chef Kelvin Fernandez.
Although the food industry is very competitive, Stanley has
paved his way by showcasing his talents and passion to the
world, a dish at a time. His creations and unique style has made
his mark throughout New York City. Due to his competitive
nature, Stanley is always evolving, which has led him to
Consulting different restaurants as well as creating a Meal Prep service, called “Meal Prep by Citi Chef”.
Most recently, Stanley Salazar has been focusing on private events and catering which he loves because he gets to create a memorable experience for his guest.