Scott Linquist

Chef Scott’s 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...

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Chef Scott’s 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 and 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 at 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 both in NYC as well as educating young chefs as an instructor for Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena California. For 10 years Scott worked with Stephen Hanson and the New York City based restaurant group BR Guest as their Corporate Executive Chef and Partner. During his time with BR Guest, Linquist and Hanson created, 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. Linquist added the title of author with the release of Mod Mex: Cooking Vibrant Fiesta Flavors at Home
in 2007.

In 2014 chef Scott, joined hospitality veterans and partners Alan Drummond and Sven Vogtland to create the taco shop and speakeasy concept, COYO TACO. After opening their doors in Miami’s trending art hub Wynwood, COYO Taco has expanded to 10 locations with 4 in South Florida and 5 international locations including two in Lisbon Portugal and one in Paris, France. Most recently, Chef Scott and his COYO Taco partners are debuting five new concepts inside the Moxy Hotel opening in Miami Beach, February 2021.

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