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CORY CHECKET

OWNER

A fixture of the Hoboken bar and restaurant scene for more than 15 years, The Kitchen Step is Checket’s third endeavor – including Hoboken’s Turtle Club and Battello, located in the Newport section of Jersey City.

A certified sommelier, Checket continues to pursue his passion to deliver exceptional food paired with flawless service all of his restaurants in the state.

JOE CALAFIORE

OWNER

Throughout his career, owner Joe Calafiore has assisted in opening of several notable New Jersey restaurants, including the opening of Battello where under his leadership the restaurant has flourished into one of New Jersey’s premier private dining and catering destinations.

RYAN DEPERSIO

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Recognized as one of New Jersey’s most talented and respected chefs, executive chef Ryan DePersio brings a wealth of epicurean knowledge and award-winning experience to all of his kitchens.

At The Kitchen Step DePersio flexes his modern-american muscle, delivering a menu that regularly changes the seasons and features the best of what local markets have to offer in regard to ingredients and flavor.

RAY KEANE

BAR MANAGER + MIXOLOGIST

With a wealth of culinary experience and knowledge, barman Ray Keane’s career started in Chicago as a member of the pastry team of Michelin 3-star rated Alinea. A trained pastry chef, Keane takes aspects from all of his culinary experiences to craft thoughtfully seasoned cocktails that seek to evoke memories and excite ones taste buds.

At The Kitchen Step, Keane leads a cocktail program that showcases his diverse background, with libations that engage all of ones senses.