The Proprietors

Chef Borton
& Chef Pantano graduated together from the Culinary Institute of America in 1991 and have continued to work together on occasion for the last 20 years. The Claremont Tavern will be a joint opportunity for both Chefs to work side by side to ensure they exceed your dining expectations.

Chef Pantano is Owner and Founder of the renowned Culinary Creations in Hillsborough, NJ since 1995 after Graduating from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and working in several high end Four Star restaurants in NJ, NY & Connecticut such as: The Ryland Inn, The Bernard’s Inn and too many others to list. Andrew has been decorated with over 115 awards in the Hospitality field for Business and Culinary Arts and has been featured in 60+ Magazine & Newspapers. He has also concluded over 180 Television Shows for “Panache” a weekly cooking show.


Chef Borton has worked in numerous Four Star Restaurants & Hotels such as: The Hilton Hotels, The Capital Hill, Washington D.C. and numerous others. Steven, while in Washington, had been featured in Washingtonian Magazine and multiple other Newspaper & Magazines. He has cooked for many celebrities and dignitaries in Washington DC including President Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Oscar De La Hoya, Terry Bradshaw, and Matthew McConaughey, to name a few.