Chef Out at Craftsteak; Colicchio: “It Was Time for Him to Go”

Weve learned that Chris Albrecht, executive chef at Craftsteak, has left the kitchen apparently as part of owner Tom Colicchios effort to improve the restaurants disappointing performance. Overall the restaurant wasnt going in the direction we wanted, Colicchio tells us. It was time for him to go. Though their Las Vegas location is a big hit, higher standards prevail in New York. We need to break out of the steakhouse mind-set, Colicchio says, and start thinking about this as a Craft restaurant that happens to be a celebration of meat all meat. Damon Wise, chef de cuisine at Colicchios flagship Craft, will take over until Albrechts replacement is found.