Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar Welcomes New Chef - Food & Beverage Magazine

Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar Welcomes New Chef

image002 (1) Schwartz Brothers Restaurants announces Andre Decker as the new chef at Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar. Decker has worked for Schwartz Brothers Restaurants for more than 10 years, serving in a number of culinary positions in all three Daniel’s Broiler locations and Chandler’s Crabhouse.

As chef at Spazzo, Decker oversees staff production to ensure all menu items are prepared with quality and consistency. Together with Executive Chef Peter Coulter, Decker assisted in revamping Spazzo’s happy hour menu, which includes specialty dishes such as crispy chicken wings topped with rosemary and lemon garlic, as well as poutine fries laced with Fontina cream and smoked Gorgonzola.

Decker boasts more than 20 years of culinary experience. Prior to joining Schwartz Brothers in 2003, Decker began his career in a small restaurant in Steilacoom, Wash. as a dishwasher and worked his way up to a prep cook position. He then became one of the youngest assistant kitchen managers at RAM Restaurant & Brewery and eventually moved up to manager.

“Andre has proven himself to be dedicated and hardworking, and it’s demonstrated on how quickly he’s moved up the ranks in the restaurant industry,” said Lindsey Schwartz, CEO of Schwartz Brothers Restaurants. “He’s been an important part of the Schwartz Brothers family, and we trust his culinary instincts. His new position at Spazzo is well deserved.”

Other notable restaurants in Decker’s portfolio include The Outback Steakhouse, the Lobster Shop, Harmon Brew Pub, and Stanley and Seafort’s.

For more information about Schwartz Brothers Restaurants, or Chef Decker’s creations at Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar, visit www.SchwartzBros.com.

About Schwartz Brothers Restaurants
Founded in 1970 by brothers Bill and John Schwartz, Schwartz Brothers Restaurants has been setting the standard in dining and catering excellence in the greater Puget Sound area. Today, the Bellevue-based company is run by the second generation Schwartz family, led by President Lindsey Schwartz, and prides itself on developing and growing unique restaurants where guests can experience great meals in distinctive atmospheres. Restaurants feature exclusively USDA Prime steaks, the finest and freshest seafood from around the world, superior service and unmatched views. The Schwartz Brothers Restaurants include Chandler’s Crabhouse, Daniel’s Broiler, Spazzo Italian Grill and Wine Bar, Gretchen’s Shoebox Express, Schwartz Brothers Bakery and Daniel’s Catering. For more information, visitwww.SchwartzBros.com.

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