EXECUTIVE CHEF ANTONIO VASQUEZ FLORES
Antonio emigrated from Mexico to the United States in 1983. His first job upon arriving in the US was as a dishwasher. In 1987, he started working at Toto’s, a prominent family-owned restaurant on Staten Island. The Toto’s owned several restaurants and event venues and Antonio found himself quickly rising through the ranks of a restaurant kitchen. In 1989, he was named Sous Chef at the highly touted South Shore Country Club and Golf Course. For the next fifteen years, he was in charge of both the a la carte and banquet facilities. In 2005, Antonio landed a new position as Executive Chef of The Lake Club. In 2012, he left The Lake Club and had several brief stints at high-end restaurants around NYC. In 2014, he was hired as Executive Chef of The Stone House at Clove Lakes. Together with Chef/Owner Peter Botros, Antonio has created an eclectic contemporary American menu that sees changes seasonally. In March of 2015, Antonio and Peter launched Chef’s Loft at The Stone House. Chef’s Loft is an intimate 16 to 20 seat Loft overlooking Staten Island’s most romantic dining room. The Chef’s Loft at The Stone House is among the most innovative and exclusive dining experiences in New York City. A new tasting menu is introduced each month consisting of 5 courses and includes wine and cocktail pairings for each course.