Zak Pelaccio

The Scene-Definer

New York Taste Event 2010
Zak Pelaccio

See All Brooklyn Influencers

Although out of this scene for many years, no one has had a more powerful influence on what is now called Brooklyn cooking than Zak Pelaccio. His Chickenbone Cafe started the movement toward offal, elevated ethnic street food, and a rock-and-roll approach to gastronomy, coupled with the high-minded/downscale atmosphere that has become Brooklyn’s signature note.


The Progressive Cuisiniers
Andrew Feinberg, Francine Stevens

The Red Bloods
Frank Castronovo, Frank Falcinelli

The Manhattan-Caliber Chefs
Joseph Ogrodnek, Walker Stern

The Authentic
Carlo Mirarchi

The Scene Definer
Zak Pelaccio

The Brooklyn Branders
Steve Hindy, Garrett Oliver, Tom Potter 

The Taste Architect
Andrew Tarlow

The Vintage Modernists
Evan and Oliver Haslegraves


Zak Pelaccio