Our Founder and Executive Chef, Roy Riedl, has been working in kitchens since he was old enough to do so. While working his way through every position imaginable at a restaurant he simultaneously earned his Bachelor’s degree in Digital Design from Quinnipiac University. Shortly after he went on to study and complete a degree, magna cum laude, in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales. Roy has studied under critically acclaimed chefs at restaurants such as Craft Steak and Barcelona Restaurant Group. In 2012, Roy branched off to set his entrepreneur dreams into a reality by opening Mercado Foods. He has a true passion for creating unique and delicious dishes that are seasonally appropriate and utilize local farms and vendors wherever possible.