Chef Carlos Montoya came to Martha’s Vineyard from Manhattan—after having worked at Aureole and Fresco. He was sous-chef for Sweet Life Cafe, in Oak Bluffs before doing stints at the Edgartown Yacht Club and Detente Restaurant also in Edgartown. When the owners of Detente took over Sweet Life Cafe, Montoya became executive chef at the restaurant where he first started on the island.
Matt Schulenburg, General Manager
Matt Schulenburg serves a dual role at the G Hospitality Group, combining his love of the dining room as the General Manager for Garde East, with his passion for mentorship by taking on the role of Talent and Development Manager for the group. The New York native began his career in the south by achieving the five coveted stars from Mobile Travel Guide in 2007 as well as critical praise including Esquire Magazine’s best new restaurant accolade during his tenure at The Georgian Room at the Cloister Hotel in Sea Island, Georgia. When hired away to Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, in 2015, critical acclaim followed including 5 stars from Forbes Travel Guide as well as the AAA five Diamond Award, and Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, among others.