Executive Chef for both Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill and Shell and Bones Oyster Bar in New Haven, Arturo Franco Camacho (Franco) is a veteran of the Connecticut food scene whose extensive repertoire spans from 5 years as Chef de cuisine on the prestigious QE2 to opening several of his own successful restaurants (Roomba, Bespoke, and Suburban) in New Haven and Branford, CT.  He has also served as Guest Chef at the Director’s Dinner at the Sundance Film Festival.  Chef Franco’s cuisine has been recognized as “Excellent” in the New York Times, and has received accolades from Connecticut Magazine, Yankee Magazine, Zagat and on Food Network’s Food Nation with Bobby Flay.  He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.