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Executive Chef: Christopher Kim

Christopher Kim, previously, Executive Chef at SaltBrick Tavern, has joined the team as the Executive Chef at David Burke Kitchen.

After graduating from The Collins College of Hospitality Management with a bachelor of science in hotel and restaurant management in 2009, Kim enrolled in classes at The Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, CA. He graduated in March 2010 eager to start his career and immediately began working as a prep cook at The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena, CA where he further developed his skills in the kitchen and learned a true sense of urgency and organization. While there, the restaurant earned its third Michelin star, a proud and defining moment in Kim’s career. He then relocated to Los Angeles and took a job as Chef de Partie at Angelini Osteria where he remained until late 2011. Looking to expand his knowledge and learn from some of the best in the industry, Kim accepted a position at The Bazaar by Jose Andres followed by a job at Stonehill Tavern by Michael Mina where he dedicated two years to executing an exceptional dining experience. After a short time traveling, Kim returned to Stonehill Tavern as Executive Sous Chef and further developed his own creative vision.

As a native of California, Kim is familiar with, and appreciates, fresh, seasonal produce. He believes in respecting ingredients in their current state, only adding flavors and spices to enhance, never to mask, a taste. Under the direction of chefs Andres and Mina, Kim learned how to develop menus to complement the evolving seasons, which he brings to SaltBrick Tavern.

Kim continues to refine his personal style while providing diners with an experience that leaves them craving to return and creating a neighborhood hangout that embodies nostalgia and comfort. In his spare time, Kim visits restaurants around the city both to explore new neighborhoods and to spark inspiration.


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Soho, NY 10013
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Phone: 212.201.9119
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