Carl Huben, chef/owner of Olde 37 Patio & Grill, started his career in Hospital Food Service starting his journey as a part-time dishwasher rising to be the Assistant Food Service Director at Putnam Hospital where he spent 10 years. While working at the Hospital, Carl Attended Westchester Community College with a focus on Foods and Nutrition. At the age of 28, Carl retired from Putnam Hospital.
In 1987, Carl opened his first business, The Broad Street Epicure, a gourmet deli in Pawling, New York. Carl managed the deli for two years before opening The Button Wood Cafe in Wingdale, New York. Where Carl worked for 20 years until the building suffered structural damage in 2011 and was later demolished.
After two years hiatus Carl Huben decided to rethink the restaurant business. He came to the revelation that getting back to basics, would become his primary focus. This focus would lead him to America’s most basic and popular food item - the hamburger! After sampling other burgers, Carl was determined to offer his unique perspective on exactly what the all-American hamburger should taste like, which led him to create the Olde 37 Patio & Grill.