ABOUT CHAD CARNS
Chad Carns moved to New York City to create the next Super Bowl commercial but quickly realized that he needed to feed his passion for food & wine.
Carns eventually put his award-winning, Creative Director career on hold to study global food and wine at the Institute of Culinary Education, New York.
As a bachelor, Carns prepared simple but delicious home-cooked dinners for his date on Friday nights. He paired each dish with wine and then finished the night with an effortless dessert.
His dishes often included only a handful of basic ingredients from his local market. The flavors are inspired by his travels to Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Hong Kong, The South Pacific and Caribbean islands.
Carns eventually amassed a stack of original recipes perfect to impress a date, chill with friends or just to enjoy a satisfying gourmet dinner at home.
Chad recruited a talented team of recipe testers, wine professionals, photographers, stylists, web developers, editors and publicist to help support his vision of a beautiful cookbook with simple recipes easy enough for anyone to make—even a bachelor.
A year later, Chad Carns self-published The Gourmet Bachelor: Global Flavor, Local Ingredients cookbook and distributed it to major and independent bookstores across the country.
Conde Nast and Hearst had been so impressed with Chad’s crusade to bring exciting, global flavor home with fresh, local ingredients that they awarded him Honorary Guest Chef of their New York City cafe. His signature Korean BBQ sold out in 30 minutes.
Carns is a Distinguished Guest Judge at The International Culinary Center, contributes to local philanthropic events, recently gave a private vegetarian cooking class to Tony award-winning actor Alan Cumming and participated in NY Culinary Experience where he asked Food Network, Iron Chef Morimoto which dish he prepared to impress the ladies as a bachelor. Watch Video!
Chad has been featured on The Today Show (NBC), Toni On! NY (WPIX), Top Chef (Bravo) and in Marie Claire magazine.
You can see Chad on TV, cooking at celebrity events or giving live cooking demos at culinary destination around the country.
Chad is now happily married to his Friday Night Date and they are raising a beautiful baby boy together in Greenwich Village.
From Chad Carns:
“Greenwich Village has been my home for over a decade. As I walk down Bleecker St—like a magnet—I’m hit with the intoxicating aromas of garlic, olive oil, fresh seafood, ginger, bacon, coconut curry & saffron. Braised short ribs catch my olfactory sense as I pass my favorite Korean BBQ place until I walk down Houston St to meet Italian pork shoulder roasting from the open doors of my local rustic Italian trattoria. My daily epicurean journey ends with a familiar stool at the local Spanish wine bar on MacDougal when I ask Jorge for a glass of spicy Rioja and a plate of thinly sliced Chorizo.” – Chad Carns
Chad has fond memories of his Italian grandmother’s huge Sunday dinners back in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. “Her home was an open invitation for friends and family to stop by and say hello,” Chad remembers. I miss my family. ”Friday Night In! is my way to honor my grandmother’s kindness and generosity by hosting a dinner party every Friday for my extend family in Greenwich Village. There’s only one request: Guests bring a nice bottle of wine!