Joe Vaina

Chef brings crab house experience to New York

Nation’s Restaurant News discusses seafood trends and sustainability with City Crab executive chef Joe Vaina

As executive chef of City Crab and Seafood Company in New York, Joe Vaina is committed to bringing an authentic Maryland crab house experience to the heart of the Big Apple. And with Maryland blue crabs in peak season, Vaina said business is booming at the 20-year-old restaurant.

“We are true to our concept,” said Julie Orchier, director of marketing and promotions at Branded Restaurants, the restaurant’s parent company. “We are a crab house in Manhattan.

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