The Roo is a series that profiles the hardworking staff of Red Rooster and Ginny’s, both front and back of house. With so much hidden talent among us, we give nod to those who help make our restaurants such a vibrant place to be.
Joel Harrington, Kitchen Director for Red Rooster
The Roo: You worked with Marcus many years ago in the kitchen at Aquavit. What’s it like working with him again, here in Harlem?
Joel Harrington: This time around has been very different. When I worked with him at Aquavit I was much less experienced and it was my first tour of duty, if you will, in NYC. He and Nils really helped shape my approach towards cuisine and professionalism and it is very rewarding for me to have the opportunity to work with them again on a different level where my experience and growth over the years has come full circle. I find it very rewarding to come back and share what I have learned while revisiting my mentors. Read More