Kenneth Johnson Executive Chef

Here are my current menu examples for Gran Morsi, NYC and The Burgary, NYC.  Click on the pix to expand.  I'm also presently creating new menus for Pescatore and The Lexington Pizza Parlour, as well as developing the menu concept and hiring the BOH and FOH team for a new restaurant, Atlas - Jersey City. 

Restaurant Consultation...

The level of experience and service I offer as a consultant are comprised of my encyclopedic knowledge and hands-on education through years of building, operating, and managing the Front and Back Of House with a comprehensive understanding of atmosphere and cuisine styles. My passion, knowledge and experiences serve everything that I do.  I guarantee improvement in all aspects of the BOH, including inventory control, payroll and quality control.  I will also improve your FOH including all service points and menu training.

FOOD PHILOSOPHY: I treat seasonal, locally sourced ingredients with utmost respect and passion, and present them on my plates with integrity and artistry.  To quote Michael Chiraello, "I like to make the ordinary, extraordinary". 

About Chef Kenneth Johnson

BEGINNINGS: From my earliest reviews to the most recent, I'm proud to be overwhelmingly known for my innovation and consistent quality. I'm in the process of updating my Bio, which is currently reading more like a novel btw! I invite you to click on the picture of my Original Bio for a journey back in time to where it all began.

Executive Chef...

I'm an extremely creative individual by nature which remains my calling card in the kitchen. I have seen it and done it, from the most humble to the most demanding haute.  With my 27+ years in the industry, I am fluent and capable of cooking within any cuisine style on the planet, with my first love being Italian-Mediterranean Cuisine.


Menu Examples

The Big Picture...

FUN!  I want to deliver FUN to everyone who comes through the door.  This rests in the level of courtesy, from the greeting at the front door to the coat check at the end of the night, and everywhere in between.  You don't come to a restaurant JUST for the food.  It's a time to relax and share an incredible experience with your partner, your family, your friends and colleagues. These are your expectations and my guarantee! 

Small and Large Scale Catering...

I WANT TO CATER YOUR PARTY.  Let me and my team plan, design, and execute your special event.  Whether it's a simple picnic, backyard BBQ, Bar/Mat Mitzvha's, all the way to an elegant wedding,  put your special event in my hands and let the magic happen.

Kenneth Johnson