THE CHEF SERIES: Featuring John Moshos, Elm Street Diner

John Moshos, Elm Street Diner

Meet Chef John Moshos from Elm Street Diner in Stamford, CT.


John has been the owner-operator of Elm Street Diner since 1987. Elm Street Diner, started by John's parents, has been his playground since he was a kid. After attending NYU and a stint on Wall Street, John returned to the family business intent on taking it to a new level. Now, John creates the cheat day comfort foods that his fans know and love today!

John's food has been featured on in places such as Food Network, NBC, ABC, and Fox. He's known for his unique, innovative, and over-the-top creations! John's passion is in hospitality and seeing the look on someone's face when he creates something they've never seen before. He thrives on leaving a memorable impression!

What's cooking?
(like literally, right now) :-)

Truffle Burrata Mac & Cheese

What do you love most about being a chef?

Creating all NEW things that have never been done before!

Tell us about your first truffle experience. Did you love it or hate it?

Oh MAN! Immediately, when I caught that first hint, I was like, "What IS that?!" and "I NEED THAT!"

What is your favorite way to use fresh truffles?

Pasta and Brunch for sure.

We all know each chef has their preference and style when it comes to picking out their truffles. What qualities do you look for in truffles?

Texture, scent and flavor

What is your go-to truffle product? And how do you use it?

Truffle Oil! How don't we use it? Brunch, lunch, and dinner!

What is the best truffle dish you’ve ever made?

Truffle Gnocchi Mac & Cheese

Is there a truffle product you wish existed? If so, let us know!

Truffle Aioli!

Are there any tips you found helpful when working with truffles, that we can share with all of our truffle lovers out there?

The more, the better!

If you’re missing your truffle slicer in the kitchen, what tool do you grab to serve truffles next?

Cheese grater!

Have you ever had a truffle cocktail? If so, what did you like about it?

No, but I'm DEFINITELY intrigued!

What’s your favorite late night or fast food? Could one of our truffle products make it even better?

Bacon Cheeseburger and Truffle Parmesan Fries

Who inspires your cooking?

My mother.

What don't most people understand about truffles?

How to describe them.

What food trend has blown your mind recently?

PB&J Bacon Cheeseburger

What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen happen from one of your dishes being seen on Instagram?

Someone traveled from Australia to try it!

If you had to make a truffle dish for a 5-year old what would it be? 

A truffle bacon, egg, and cheese grilled cheese!
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