Carl Raymond is licensed NYC tour guide, professionally trained chef, culinary writer and teacher. Carl grew up on the coast of Maine and is proud of his Maine roots. Since embarking on a life in food after years working in the heart of New York’s world of book publishing, Carl has chopped, chewed, sliced and diced his way through such notable New York kitchens as the Food Network and Gramercy Tavern and theatre district restaurant favorite, Marseille.
In addition, Carl has spent significant time on-stage himself. A former opera singer, Carl performed with opera companies in Boston and New England before landing on the stage of New York’s Metropolitan Opera for five seasons as a non-singing actor.
Carl is anxious to share the delicious tastes and fascinating, funny and always entertaining stories of New York’s Great White Way. And true to his Maine roots, he is happy at any time to share with you the secrets of making the perfect lobster roll.