Boulud Sud

Harlem EatUp! : Travis Swikard

Born and raised in San Diego, Chef Travis Swikard was exposed to the world of food by his father – an avid home cook and gardener. It was in California that Swikard also crossed paths with Gavin Kaysen, who would later recruit him to the kitchens at Café Boulud. Three years later, Travis was hand-picked to join the opening team for a new Mediterranean concept, Boulud Sud. Named Executive Chef in 2013, Swikard’s passion for quality ingredients, the stories behind traditional dishes and the craftsmanship of cooking have secured Boulud Sud a tenured position among the Upper West Side’s most beloved dining destinations.