Richard Brandenburg is the Director of Culinary Strategy for EDENS. EDENS develops, owns and operates community-oriented shopping places in primary markets throughout the East Coast. Richard oversees all food and restaurant initiatives and strategic leasing as they relate to EDENS' overall portfolio including the identification of chef-driven restaurant opportunities, working with organic and sustainable retailers, and the development of food related districts. Prior to joining EDENS, Richard was the Kitchen Director for Jose Andres' Think Food Group responsible for the openings of America Eats Tavern, the Bazaar. He was the Executive Chef at Cafe Atlántico/Minibar, Urbana in the Palomar Hotel, One Market Restaurant, and larger operations such as the Bohemian Club and St. Andrew's. Early on his career, he was a sous-chef at Le Bernardin and with Laurent Gras at the Fifth Floor.