Chef Scott Linquist

Renowned Chef and Cookbook Author

With almost three decades in the hospitality industry Chef Scott has done it all.  From fine dining to quick service we have you covered.


Get to Know Chef Scott Linquist

The Roots

Chef Scott has been redefining Mexican cuisine one city at a time. His stardom is rooted in the suburbs of Los Angeles where he learned his passion for the hospitality industry at his first job as a dishwasher for a local pizza restaurant. In college, while working as a server, Scott realized his true calling was cooking and from that day forward he pursued his dreams to become a chef. His culinary journey began with a move from California to Hyde Park NY to attend the Culinary Institute of America which is recognized as one of the best schools in the world for chefs. Upon graduation Chef Scott traversed the nation to work in the best cities with some of the best Chefs including Andre Soltner at Lutece, Alfred Portale at Gotham Bar and Grill both in NYC, with Nancy Oakes at Boulevard in San Francisco, and with Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger in their Los Angeles Restaurants Border Grill and City as well as with Michel Richard of Citrus in LA. Once Scott reached the level of Executive Chef he ran the kitchens of Border Grill in Los Angeles, Arizona 206 and Pershing Square Café in NYC as well as educating young chefs as an instructor for Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena California. For 10 years Scott worked with the New York City based restaurant group BR Guest as their National Corporate Executive Chef and Partner. During his time with BR Guest Linquist developed and stewarded the growth of the ever popular restaurant brand Dos Caminos from the beginning through its expansion to seven locations within New York City, Las Vegas, Ft. Lauderdale and Atlantic City. His current projects include; COYO TACO that he created and evolved with his partners Alan and Sven, starting in Miami’s trending art hub Wynwood.With the wild success and demand for COYO Taco the Coyo team recently opened locations in the heart of Miami’s financial district Brickell as well as; Palm Beach, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Santo Domingo, Panama City and Lisbon Portugal. Future plans include locations in Fort Lauderdale, Delray Beach and second locations in Portugal and Dominican Republic.  Since conquering a strong and growing fan base Scott created two exciting new Modern Mexican concepts one called Olla (the original location in Miami Beach has since closed but will relocate soon) and a another called Xico in Mumbai, which is the only restaurant of its kind in India. His latest projects include a modern Vietnamese deli concept called Les Banh Amis with modern takes on the bahn mi sandwich, noodle bowls, salads and Pho. Chef Scott, through Linquist Culinary, Consults with clients to re-inpspire existing restaurant concepts as well as all aspects of developing and launching new concepts and brands.

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Culinary Partnerships, Events and Consulting


Special Events and Public Appearances

Giving Back to the Community

Chef Scott participates in many culinary festivals and charity functions donating his time and talent.  He is also available for corporate events and private parties to elevate the chef and culinary experience.

Culinary Consulting

Full Service Hospitality Consultation and Brand Development

Chef Scott is a proven leader with experience in all areas of hospitality. For more than 3 decades he has delivered results for his clients and he can work with you and your company to reinvigorate menus, tighten up the bottom line, train staff, produce training documents and SOP's and beverage progdevelopment.  With dozens of restaurant openings and brand development for very successful concepts like Dos Caminos and Coyo Taco among others, Scott is well versed with all cuisine, cutting edge beverage programs and all styles of service.

Television and Media

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Mole Colorado

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Bahn Mi Burger


Chef Scott Linquist

Culinary and Hospitality Consulting



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