HOMETOWN: Durham, CT
PROFESSION: Chef/Owner, Añejo and Poppy Den
CULINARY EDUCATION: AOS, Culinary Institute of America
FAVORITE RECIPE: Steamed madai snapper with lily bulbs
Currently, Angelo serves as the chef and owner of the Michelin Recommended Añejo in Hell's Kitchen NYC (with a second location opening in TriBeCa soon) and Poppy Den in Las Vegas. Serving modern takes on traditional Mexican tastes, the menu at Añejo is engineered to complement the tequila list -- one of the city's best -- from top to bottom. The cuisine at Poppy Den is at once familiar and new, achieved through Chef Sosa's extraordinary ability to extract simple ingredients and build them into complex layers of flavor. In 2012 he also released his first cookbook, Flavor Exposed, guiding readers through the culinary philosophy and approach to flavor and ingredients that are found across his menus. Angelo, who also created the menu for Buddakan, the Stephen Starr hotspot restaurant in NYC, always has salt, Japanese fish sauce, cinnamon, green cardamom and lily bulbs handy in the kitchen.
The Latest from Angelo
Episode 6: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
The chefs go fishing for their ingredients and serve up the catch of the day at an end of summer beach party.
'Top Chef All-Stars': Who's Who
18 chefs are back with something to prove. Get to know them again for the first time.
'Top Chef All-Stars' Kick-off Party
Season 8 cheftestants, judges, and guests celebrated the upcoming premiere on November 17th, 2010 at the GE Monogram Design Center in NYC.
Episode 14: Finale - Part II
See how Kevin cooked his way to victory!
Episode 13: Season Finale - Part I
The final four chefs head to Singapore to compete move on to the final round.
Episode 1: Behind the Scenes
Join the chefs as they their hair down in the house and the Stew Room.
Flip through some of Angelo's personal photos!