Craig Koketsu is the Chef/Partner of Fourth Wall Restaurants in New York City. The group is comprised of upscale restaurants including the flagship Smith & Wollensky location, Maloney & Porcelli, The Post House, Quality Meats, Park Avenue, and The Hurricane Club. Chef Koketsu began his culinary career in California after graduating from U.C. Berkeley. He served as the private events chef at Stars Palo Alto under Jeremiah Tower and Joyce Goldstein before moving to New York City to work at Lespinasse under Gray Kunz. When Christian Delouvrier took over as executive chef of Lespinasse, Chef Koketsu remained with the restaurant, ultimately becoming Delouvrier’s second-in-command as chef de cuisine. He opened Quality Meats in 2006 and then opened Park Avenue, which was named among the top best new restaurants of 2007 by the New York Times, New York Magazine, and the New York Observer. New York Magazine also named Chef Koketsu among New York’s top up-and-coming chefs. Upcoming projects include the New York City opening of Quality Italian, a modern Italian-American chophouse.
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