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Executive Chef

Brett Riley

At the start of 2020, Brett Riley took over from Bob Truitt as Executive Chef of Casa Pública. Raised in Southern New Jersey, Brett was awarded a scholarship as a VICA contestant to attend The Academy of Culinary Arts.  In 2004, he became Owner/Chef of S.R. Riley’s, a family venture honoring his late father in historic Bridgeton, NJ.  His passion for Mexican food began in 2017 when he moved to NYC.  He worked successively at Dos Caminos, Empellón, and the Michelin star restaurant, Claro, digging deeper into authentic, regional cuisine. Brett learned the power of traditional methods, ingredients and flavors to transport people to Mexico. In search of a creative outlet to evolve authentic Mexican food, Brett found his home here at Casa Pública in North Williamsburg.