Rupert Cardenas

Executive Chef

Passionate about elegant yet hearty food, mouthwatering flavor, and stunning presentation, Rupert has over a decade of experience as a professional chef.

Most recently he was at The Foundry in Sandy Hook, CT, where he was the head chef from when the restaurant opened in 2012.

He began his culinary career in 2005 at Chris's American Restaurant in Brookfield, CT where he eventually became head chef. Other chef positions include at Village Social (Mt. Kisco, NY), Bambu (Danbury, CT), and 189 Sports Café (Brookfield, CT).

Rupert moved to the United States from his native Ecuador in 2004 and settled in Danbury, CT where he now lives with his wife Maribel (also on staff at Zaragoza), and their beautiful two year old daughter.