Chef Joe West, raised in Prairie Village, has returned to KC, where you’ll find him in the kitchen at 801 Fish.
The restaurant’s new executive chef comes to us from Cincinnati, where he served as executive chef for The Cincinnatian Hotel & Palace Restaurant. West has also worked under James Beard Award winner Colby Garrelts and 1998 winner and celebrity chef Alessandro Stratta in addition to being recognized by Eater.com as one of the rising culinary stars in its Young Guns Class of 2014.
West is putting his stamp on the restaurant just as it prepares to expand, with new locations set to open in Cherry Creek, Colorado, and Clayton, Missouri, this year.
Want to see the chef at work? Reserve a seat at the Chef’s Bar.
Photo via 801 Fish’s Facebook page.