the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, four-star chef Anthony Bucco is leaving Felina in Ridgewood , his last day will be today October 10th. Bucco claimed no drama just want to work closer to home. Felina, which was closed for a long time during the pandemic only reopened four days a week — Thursday through Sunday (it recently added Wednesday) .
Felina has also lost Chopped champion Martyna Krowicka, who was Bucco’s co-chef. Born in Poland, and an alum of the French Culinary Institute, Krowicka recently was promoted to executive chef by Bucco after serving as Felina’s founding chef de cuisine.
Bucco is one of New Jersey’s most acclaimed chefs. He scored a four-star review in New Jersey Monthly in 2012 for his cooking at the Ryland Inn when he was its executive chef (it was then the first four-star rating the magazine gave in nearly a decade).
Bucco also received the New York Times’ highest rating (Excellent), AAA’s coveted Four Diamond Award, and four stars from The Star-Ledger for his work at Stage Left in New Brunswick, Uproot in Warren and the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station.
Bucco is also a member of the board of the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association and was on the advisory of the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce.