Chef Raaj’s culinary tenure began in Newport Rhode Island at the age of 16. His eagerness to learn allowed him to become familiar with the dynamics of restaurant kitchens at an early age. Sourcing ingredients from local farms and fresh seafood off the docks of the Narragansett Bay and the North Atlantic Ocean, Raaj was introduced to comfort food early on.
Chef Raaj has deep family roots in Newport, RI and New York which extend to the Island of Puerto Rico. Raaj is bilingual in English and Spanish.
In 2005, Raaj relocated to Northern Virginia where he continues his culinary journey. His cuisine has been featured by Loudoun Magazine and he is recognized by his peers as a passionate Chef driven by the culinary arts.