Robert Newton is the chef and owner of Black Walnut at the new Hilton Brooklyn. He is also the chef and owner of Nightingale Nine, Wilma Jean and Smith Canteen all located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

Newton and his restaurants have been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine and Garden & Gun and on The Barefoot Contessa and Martha Stewart Radio. He has earned a reputation for supporting Brooklyn greenmarkets and tri-state area farms and for championing American wines, especially those from New York and Virginia.

Newton, who believes a commitment to local includes community involvement, is a supporter of the student vegetable garden program at P.S. 58 and of Carroll Park, both located across the street from his restaurants. He participates in many events and is very excited to be here at Charleston Wine + Food.