Steak 48 Chicago announced the appointment of new General Manager, Joe Taylor, and Executive Chef, Mathew Smith, both accomplished local Chicago hospitality and culinary executives. With these hiring additions, Steak 48 is poised to continue to enhance Chicago’s famous Steakhouse dining scene by delivering luxury personal service and the best quality food creating the ultimate fine-dining experience.
With more than 20 years of culinary experience, Chef Smith is committed to sourcing and preparing the finest ingredients and serving the highest quality steak and seafood. Taylor has more than 40 years of experience working in Chicago’s hospitality industry and previously held positions at several well-known Chicago restaurants like Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse and Mastro’s Steakhouse. At Steak 48, he’ll oversee the day-to-day operations and lead the restaurant team of over 100 employees to provide the totality of the experience to their guests each and every night.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the dynamic duo of Joe Taylor and Chef Mathew Smith to the Steak 48 family,” says Jeffrey Mastro, Co-Founder and CEO. “The combination of Chef Smith’s culinary talent and Joe Taylor’s leadership will only further enhance the total experience Steak 48 provides to our guests. I’m confident that their passion and dedication will reinforce Steak 48 as a premiere fine dining steakhouse in the great city of Chicago.”
Chef Smith’s favorite Steak 48 menu items include the Wagyu Butchers’ Cut and the delicious beet salad, while Taylor highly recommends Steak 48’s juicy Dry-Aged Ribeye and advises guests indulge in the inventive side dishes and delectable desserts offerings.
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