Rising Star Chef Rachel Klein of Liquid Art House - Biography
Brooklyn native Rachel Klein studied art at The Art Institute of New York City, but when she took a detour into the kitchen, she never looked back. Klein attended the New York Restaurant School, which she followed up with positions in the New York City kitchens of The Savoy and Anissa, followed by a career-shaping move to New England.
After helming X.O. Cafe in Providence, Klein attracted the attention of Esquire magazine's John Mariani, who called her one of America's wonder chefs, with an “America’s Best New Restaurant” award. A "Top Chef Under 30” nod followed by Spirit magazine. In Boston, Klein opened OM in Harvard Square to national acclaim, sealing its coveted spot on Conde Nast Traveler's Hot List and Esquire’s “Best New Restaurants in America” (2006). The Boston Globe and Boston Magazine named her Boston’s “Best New Chef”. In 2010, she was the youngest female chef to join the ranks of Julia Child, Barbara Lynch and Lydia Shire as Boston's “Most Influential Women” in food by Esquire's John Mariani.
Klein moved on to Seaport Hotel's multi-million dollar renovation and Aura, where she honed her craft to encompass in-room and private dining and won a StarChefs Rising Stars Award. Klein was wooed away to become executive chef of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Asana, where she where she garnered praise and fans, cooking for and catering to the likes of heads of state, dignitaries, celebrities and royalty.
Now Klein comes full circle with her passion for art as the executive chef of Liquid Art House in Boston.