Chef Carlos Salazar

One of the area’s top young chefs shares his love of global street food at Lil Dumplings in the Fishers Test Kitchen.

About Carlos

Since graduating from The Chefs Academy in 2008, Carlos Salazar has become one of Central Indiana’s top young chefs. The Fishers resident most recently served as chef/partner at Rook, an Asian-inspired restaurant on Virginia Avenue in Indianapolis. Chef Carlos has received numerous local accolades and has been a contender for Food & Wine magazine’s People’s Best New Chef award. He has participated in James Beard Foundation events in Chicago and collaborative chef dinners in other cities as well. Chef Carlos taps into his Filipino heritage for his Lil Dumplings global street food restaurant, but don’t be surprised to see chili dogs on the menu as well.

“My inspiration for cooking came from being able to change people’s perspective on how to eat and what they can eat. I want to change Indy in some way with my food. There’s more than just steak and potatoes.”
– Carlos Salazar

What’s on the Menu?

Check out Chef Carlos’ restaurant inspired by global street food.