About Culinary Nomad Des Moines

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Culinary Nomad DSM is a Des Moines, Iowa based Mobile Chef + Kitchen + Catering concept founded in 2021 by Chef Andrew Cardillo. In the fall of 2018, he moved to West Des Moines to set his roots with his wife, by way of Chicago, San Diego, New York City and Connecticut. 

Chef Andrew’s love of food and cooking started in his Italian Grandmother’s kitchen as a young kid on the East Coast. His first job as a teenager was a dishwasher and then a line cook in a small restaurant in Connecticut. He knew he wanted to make a career as a Chef after high school so he attended the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center) in New York City and staged at Asia De Cuba in downtown Manhattan. Chef Andrew has traveled from the East Coast to the West Coast, gaining 15+ years of culinary expertise in several independent restaurants, as a corporate chef in hotels, and as a private chef.

Book your special event with Chef Andrew and you will taste the difference with scratch made and locally sourced ingredients!