Albanian native Erind grew up with a passion for all aspects of the dining experience. When he became Chef de Partie of 5-star Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan, he realized how much power a chef had to create a memorable experience for guests. He went on to serve in several renowned kitchens in Italy until an opportunity with JW Marriott brought him to the states. He then moved to New York City to work for Obicà Mozzarella Bar, first as Executive Chef and then as Group Executive Chef. Erind joined the New Waterloo team in 2017 as Executive Chef of Il Brutto, a neighborhood Italian restaurant coming to East Austin in fall 2017.