Chef/Proprietor Alec Schuler was born and raised in New York by immigrant European parents. Extensive world travels have strongly influenced his outlook on world cuisines. Alec is a graduate of CU Boulder (1995) and Manhattan’s Natural Gourmet Institute (2001). Always mindful of the importance of a wholesome and healthy diet, his nutrition-oriented culinary training fits his lifestyle, and his restaurants – Tangerine, Amaro, and Arugula Bar e Ristorante.
Executive Chef Sven Hedenas spent 22 years as the executive chef at the 14th street Bar & Grill until his family sold it. There he served the traditional American food they were famous for, as well as food and wine inspired by his travels and reading. French cooking is his main passion, but he also finds inspiration in modern and traditional cuisine from his native land of Sweden.
When not cooking, he enjoys staying in great shape, classical music, good wine and people.
General Manager and Pastry Chef, Ian Taylor, was born and raised in South Jersey, where he developed a passion for culinary arts while attending the Atlantic County Institute of Technology. He later pursued a career as a pastry chef, graduating from of the Culinary Institute of America in 2007. He has been a part of Tangerine since the beginning, not only as our pastry chef, but also as the restaurant manager.
In his free time you will likely find him hiking the flatirons, or enjoying a good meal downtown with some live music.