A little over a year ago, Charlie Mitchell made headlines as the first Black chef to receive a Michelin star in New York (and only the second in the country). Clover Hill, the Brooklyn Heights restaurant Mitchell ushered into the spotlight, had only just reopened in February 2022 when founder Clay Castillo gave the Detroit native his first executive chef position. The spot’s ingredient-driven, eight-course prix fixe menu caught the culinary Oscars’ attention, and the rest is history.
How Michelin-Starred Chef Charlie Mitchell Built the Least Pretentious Fine Dining Restaurant in New York
The executive chef of Brooklyn Heights’s Clover Hill deciphers the daily life of working at a Michelin-starred establishment—and how he landed there.