Chef Gabriel Sanchez comes from humble culinary beginnings. He started as a dishwasher in Manhattan and worked his way up, climbing the rungs of the ladder from porter to busboy, back-server, expediter, prep cook, garde manger, line cook, sous chef, and ultimately executive chef.
Upon moving to Boston, Sanchez took positions in some of the city’s most prestigious kitchens including Bondir, Radius and Alta Strada before starting his own catering company. He also worked alongside chef Carolyn Johnson at 80 Thoreau in Concord which, during his tenure, was awarded 3½ stars by the Boston Globe and named Best New Restaurant by Boston Magazine in 2011 and 2012.
In the spring of 2013, Sanchez and his wife, Dora, opened the farmhouse, a contemporary American bistro in Needham. Their combined 35+ years in the hospitality industry come together to create an elegant-yet-rustic experience for diners at the restaurant’s 16-seat communal table and cozy bar.
When he’s not in the kitchen, Sanchez loves running and cooking with his kids, Sophie and GianMarco.