Chef Biography

Andrew Wilkinson graduated from the Culinary Institute (CIA) in 1983 and then went to Germany to apprentice at the two star Kur-Hotel Traube in the Black Forest (Tonback).  Then, from 1984 to 1987, he was the sous chef and chef de cuisine at Aurora Restaurant in New York City, and then spent a couple of years (1987-88) in Fukuoka, Japan as the chef de cuisine at the Hotel Clio.

He returned to the Aurora as executive chef until 1990, when he moved to Joe Baum’s Rainbow Room as executive chef.  Great Chefs caught up with him the day after the first bombing of the World Trade Center in February 1993.  The Great Chefs Television crew was using a Ryder Truck (same as the bombers) when they showed up at the NBC building. Needless to say, there were a number of police who showed up at the same time. Chef Wilkinson appeared in the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of the East series.

Chef Andrew left the Rainbow Room in 1994 to open Skipjacks in Boston and in 2013, opened North Coast Seafoods in Medfield, MA.


Venison Loin Chop with Rosemary Spaetzle and Bakes Spaghetti Squash

Serving: 6 Print Venison Loin Chop with Rosemary Spaetzle and Bakes Spaghetti Squash By Great Chefs November 10, 2015 Venison chops, one of the leaner cuts of red meat as well as one of the most tender and flavorful, are complemented here by a sauce of reserved marinade, demi-glace, and red currant jelly. Serve this […]

Moroccan-style Sea Bass in a Golden Balloon

Serving: 4 Print Moroccan-style Sea Bass in a Golden Balloon By Great Chefs November 9, 2015 In New York’s famous Rainbow Room, the “golden balloon” was made from a special gold-colored foil, but you can make your own spectacular presentation by wrapping the sea bass in silver balloon — aluminum foil. The fish are served […]

Shellfish Extravaganza

Serving: 8 Print Shellfish Extravaganza By Great Chefs September 28, 2015 In this aptly named extravaganza Andrew Wilkinson returned, thanks to the Rainbow Room’s long history and recipe files, to one of the restaurant’s glorious past dishes. He updates it with contemporary flavors, which makes it all the more of a showstopper. The shrimp he […]

Restaurant Information

Address: 7 Drydock Ave, Boston, MA 02210
Phone:(617) 345-0292

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