Ed Szymanski

Ed Szymanski began his culinary training at Pitt Cue in London (while completing his degree at the London School of Economics) before crossing the pond in 2014 to work at the Spotted Pig. He rose through the ranks of the New York City dining scene, becoming Head Chef of the Beatrice Inn in 2017. In 2018, Ed became the Executive Chef at Cherry Point, where he earned a rave two-star New York Times review. Ed and his partner Patricia Howard started Dame as a pop-up in March 2020. Dame, the brick and mortar seafood restaurant, opened in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village in June 2021. Their second restaurant, Lord’s, an English bistro, opened a few blocks from Dame in October 2022. Both restaurants have garnered a devoted local following and national audience for their casual approach to elevated modern English food. In 2024, he was nominated for a James Beard Award as Best Chef in New York.