Chef Scott is redefining cuisine one city at a time. His career is rooted in the suburbs of Los Angeles where he learned his passion for the hospitality industry at his first job as a dishwasher for a local pizza restaurant. In college, while working as a server, Scott realized his true calling was cooking and from that day forward he pursued his dreams to become a chef. His culinary journey began with a move from California to Hyde Park NY to attend the Culinary Institute of America which is recognized as one of the best schools in the world for chefs. Upon graduation Chef Scott traversed the nation to work in the best cities with some of the best Chefs including Andre Soltner at Lutece, Alfred Portale at Gotham Bar and Grill in NYC, Nancy Oakes at Boulevard in San Francisco, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger in their Los Angeles Restaurants Border Grill and City as well as with Michel Richard of Citrus in LA. Once Scott reached the level of Executive Chef he ran the kitchens of Border Grill in Los Angeles, Arizona 206 and Pershing Square Café in NYC as well as educating young chefs as an instructor for Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena California. For 10 years Scott worked with the New York City based restaurant group BR Guest as their National Corporate Executive Chef and Partner. During his time with BR Guest, Linquist developed and stewarded the growth of the incredibly popular restaurant brand Dos Caminos through its expansion to seven locations within New York City, Las Vegas, Ft. Lauderdale and Atlantic City. In 2014 chef Scott, with his partners Alan and Sven, created and opened the first of many COYO Taco locations in Miami’s trending art hub, Wynwood. The partners have since grown Coyo to 11 locations with 5 in South Florida and 6 international locations including 2 in Lisbon Portugal, Paris France and Santo Domingo DR. Most Recently Chef Scott and his partners joined with the owners of the Moxy Hotel South Beach to create 2 brand new restaurant concepts as well as multiple bars and nightlife. The new Restaurants include; Serena which is a rooftop venue specializing in Mexican street food and small plates, Marisqueria Como Como, a Mexican seafood grill and raw bar, Mezcalista which is a nightlife venue with DJs and over 200 selections of Mezcal.
Linquist added the title of author with the 2007 release of Mod Mex: Cooking Vibrant Fiesta Flavors at Home and is consistently featured on the morning shows of the major television networks and has become widely known as an ambassador of modern Mexican cuisine.