Eucepe Puntriano

Cepe Puntriano

Executive Chef

Eucepe “Cepe” Puntriano is the Executive Chef of Marbled & Fin, the latest concept from The Neighborhood Dining Group, an award-winning, Charleston-based restaurant group. Located downtown, the modern steakhouse features sleek, airy interiors with ample natural light; polished, progressive menus with options to delight every diner; and, above all, an unwavering focus on top-notch hospitality.

Born in Miami and raised in a small town in South Florida, Puntriano got his start at the age of 16 as a dishwasher. Working his way through the ranks, he eventually landed as the head chef of Meat Market’s Tampa location. His love of the adrenaline rush that comes with a 700-person dinner service is one of the primary reasons he sought out leadership positions in the kitchen early in his culinary career.

Along with gaining invaluable experience working at restaurants, Puntriano fed his craving for knowledge by traveling to various countries and watching people create delicious meals from ingredients grown in their own backyard. He admires that humble approach, making it one of his key cooking philosophies. At Marbled & Fin, this is showcased in clean, simple dishes elevated by impactful flavors and local produce.

One of his greatest achievements thus far has been working with various highly acclaimed chefs and, in turn, mentoring his own team. It makes him incredibly proud to watch his line cook become his sous and then go on to work as an Executive Chef at their own restaurant.

When he is not in the kitchen, Puntriano enjoys spending time with his wife and young son. They are eager to explore their new city by dining out and hitting up all the tourist hot spots.