Vincent Vela

Maitre d’ / OwnerVincent Vela

Hospitality was instilled in Vincent at young age. Always the consummate hosts, his parents entertained family and friends in their home in Southern California. His mother Janice was always responsible for a bountiful table while his father Sebastian warmly welcomed every visitor.

At a young age Vincent began his career at the Mission Viejo Country Club under the direction of Chef Jean-Paul Maillard and his wife Lulu. Here he began his formal training in the art of service and cuisine. Deciding that he wanted to make Hospitality his profession Vincent enrolled at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. While at Cornell, he brought his passions for wine, service and cuisine into sharp focus.

Upon graduation Vincent went to work at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach where he served as Fromagier in the French dining room L’Escalier. Realizing that New York offered the next great opportunity, Vincent left and worked with renowned chefs Thomas Keller at Per Se and Top Chef Tom Colicchio at Craft Restaurant. Working alongside the finest in the industry, he learned the intricacies of true fine dining and the importance of artisan products in creating a truly great meal.

Vincent is very excited for this new stage in his life and to work alongside Ian once again. He sees this as an opportunity for them to exhibit all they learned and bring their unique flare to Concord.