Monday, October 15, 2018

fin's new head chef a longtime Jack's Oyster House staffer

Kristen Tarullo
GUILDERLAND -- Kristen Tarullo has succeeded Ron Handel as the head chef at fin -- your fishmonger.

Tarullo, who graduated from Schenectady County Community College's culinary program in 2015. She worked with Handel for a week before he left fin to return to heading up the dining services at Heather Ridge Farm.

Tarullo was a manager at Jack's Oyster House in Albany from 2010 to 2017, and spent some time in the kitchen when needed. Most recently, she was at The White Apron in Latham's Galleria 7.

In addition to Tarullo, cook Jose Rosa joined fin's kitchen staff direct from Vintage in Albany's Warehouse District.

Tarullo will be staffing the cooktop at the upcoming collaboration with NINEpin Cider prior to the Phish concerts next Tuesday and Wednesday at the Times Union Center, during which the team will be known as "fin -- your phishmonger" in a salute to the band.

fin -- your fishmonger is located at 2050 Western Avenue (corner New Karner Road and Western Avenue). Phone: 518-452-4565.

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