Mr. Schlow brings significant operational experience to Fireman Capital Partners as an Operating Partner. Mr. Schlow is recognized as one of the leading chefs in the United States, and is the Owner/Operator of three restaurants in Boston (Via Matta, Alta Strada, and Tico). He has devoted a great deal of his culinary career to developing skills in classic Italian cooking while working with renowned restaurateurs, enabling him to adopt a commitment to the elegance and simplicity of true Tuscan cooking. The many accolades that have been bestowed upon his various restaurants have helped to solidify Mr. Schlow’s culinary reputation, bringing him to national attention. He makes numerous television appearances on network and cable food programs, including the Today Show, Top Chef Masters, Nightline, Good Morning America, Food Network, and the CBS Morning Show. His presence is requested at the most prestigious culinary events including The Masters of Food and Wine in Carmel, CA, The South Beach Food and Wine Festival, The World Culinary Summit in Dubai, and the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore.
Mr. Schlow launched Good Essen, a company that handles all of his culinary activities. It is through Good Essen that Mr. Schlow consults for companies such as the Marriot Renaissance, The Greatest Bar, and others.
Mr. Schlow also is the author of “It’s About Time: Great Recipes for Everyday Life”, published by Steerforth Press in 2005. He participates in numerous benefits and charities and won a humanitarian award for his creation of A Dinner of Hope, a black-tie affair benefiting children with AIDS.