Meet Octoman

Meet Octoman

Gullo’s Corporate Chef and VP of Business Development, Stephen Fried, is often better known as Octoman. He is the guy zooming thru town on his sea foam green Vespa talking Octopus.

Octoman shares Gullo’s love for Spanish octopus and expresses it in all that he does. Fried is a food curator, journalist, chef; the industries foremost authority on Octopus. Over the past 12 years, he has fostered relationships with countless chefs, restaurateurs and many of the industry’s most discerning Seafood distributors in New York and beyond.

At Gullo, Stephen has played an integral role in the proliferation of octopus demand around the country. He travels extensively to cook and showcase Gullo products at various events and share his enthusiasm and passion with chefs around America.

Cooking for both chefs and consumers, Octoman enjoys sharing his passion for this magnificent creature and training Seafood companies how to sell Gullo products.  Octoman loves entertaining at food events, private homes, pop ups, fundraisers, and beyond. Follow him on social media @stephenfried, @venueczar, #octomannyc.