As Chef and Owner of Harlan Social and Harlan Publick, Stephen Lewandowski recently brought his culinary expertise and creative visions from New York City to Connecticut. Harlan Social has been recognized as the premier dining and social establishment of South End Stamford and the surrounding area. Harlan Publick is regarded as a neighborhood favorite in vibrant South Norwalk.
Prior to opening the Harlan restaurants, Stephen was the Corporate Chef for Myriad Hospitality Services in downtown New York City. Stephen is credited for bringing restaurants, such as Tribeca Grill, to new levels through creative, high quality cuisine and impeccable operations and service.
How to see Stephen in 2018!
As Corporate Chef for Myriad Hospitality Services, Stephen oversaw the development of operations for all of the company’s restaurants and played an instrumental role in designing and opening the client kitchens of Myriad Hospitality Services, most recently The Acela Club at Citifield and The Daily Burger at Madison Square Garden.
Stephen’s resume reflects that he has been trained in all aspects of the culinary world – corporate, conventional, fine dining, and off premise, to name a few. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, he refi ned his craft at Manhattan’s Abby, Gotham Bar & Grill, The Peabody Orlando and several Ritz Carlton properties. He joined Tribeca Grill in 2000, was promoted to Executive Chef in 2003. Stephen has traveled throughout the world with Regent Seven Seas Cruises as a celebrated guest chef.
Stephen participates in many charitable events, including Share our Strength, Taste of the NFL, City Meals on Wheels, and AIWP’s Day of Taste, a discovery-based program that teaches 4th and 5th grade students how food weaves its way from farm to table.
Stephen has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator, Cooking Light, and Food and Wine. He has also made multiple media appearances, including the Food Network, CNN, Good Morning America, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Fox News, Behind the Burner, In New York, WHERE Magazine, and Julie & Julia Promotions.