Award-Winning Chef Joe Elevado Joins Prep Kitchen’s Corporate Team To Oversee Culinary Operations

The team behind Prep Kitchen is set to elevate their distinctive culinary experience – and the San Diego food scene – with the appointment of Chef Joseph Elevado as Chief Culinary Officer.

Chef Elevado was a key creator as an Executive Chef in the Nobu Empire under Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, first in New York City and later in Las Vegas. He has earned multiple Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond and Mobil Four and Five Star accolades in his culinary career.

Chef Elevado has also been the Executive Chef at the award winning Social House in Las Vegas, L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, and most recently the highly lauded Andrea’s Restaurant at Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas.

In his new role, Chef Elevado will oversee the entire Prep Kitchen culinary team at the brand’s four locations, curate signature menu items, and provide cohesive vision and direction for the restaurants dining experience. Chef Elevado promises to create dishes that will complement the restaurants’ approachable style, while integrating fun, innovative techniques and flavors.

Guests will still be able to enjoy timeless classics and no-fuss favorites such as gourmet burgers and handcrafted pastas while joining the chefs cult following for his use of fresh fish, Japanese and continental cattle, and mastery of vibe social dining.

IAM Hospitality purchased the three existing Prep Kitchens in January 2018 and announced a fourth location in San Marcos, California, opening in April 2018. IAM Hospitality owners, David and Deborah Krause are committed to bringing a fresh point of view to the brand through menu updates under Chef Elevado’s close guidance, modernized interior design, and continued expansion.

Seems like a great move, and we can’t wait to taste what he brings to the menu!

See you there!


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