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SISHA ORTÚZAR

Chef/Partner

Sisha Ortúzar grew up in Santiago, Chile, and has been cooking in New York City since 1996. His collaboration with Tom Colicchio began in 1997 at the acclaimed Gramercy Tavern. When Tom moved on to found Craft, Sisha joined his team and played a critical role in the growth of the Craft Restaurant Group. In 2003, Sisha created the ’wichcraft concept and has since served as chef and creative director, building on his original vision of serving hand-crafted food in unexpected flavor combinations. He also co-authored the cookbook ’Craft a Sandwich into a Meal–And a Meal into a Sandwich. At Riverpark, Sisha combines his inventive and skillful treatment of high-quality market ingredients with New York City's international influences.

ERIN BELLARD

Director of Operations

Erin grew up in Texas, but has called herself a New Yorker since 1995. In that time, Erin garnered a reputation as one of the most respected and dynamic young experts in the business. Her experience includes management and operational roles at B.R. Guest restaurants, the Soho House New York and Rouge Tomate. Erin serves as the Director of Operations and General Manager for Riverpark restaurant and ’wichcraft.

BRYAN HUNT

Executive Chef

Bryan was raised in Tennessee and moved to New York in 1998 to attend the Culinary Institute of America. At the age of 20, Bryan had his first trail at Gramercy Tavern, which opened the doors to the world of fine dining. It was during his externship there that he first encountered acclaimed chefs Jonathan Benno, Marco Canora and Sisha Ortúzar. These three chefs would eventually help shape Bryan's culinary career, as he would work with each of them again – with Jonathan at Per Se, as Chef de Cuisine for Marco at Insieme, and now Sisha at Riverpark.

TOM COLICCHIO

Restaurateur

Tom Colicchio made his New York cooking début at such prominent restaurants as the Quilted Giraffe, Gotham Bar & Grill, Rakel, and Mondrian. He opened Gramercy Tavern with Danny Meyer in 1994, following that critical and popular success with the equally well-received Craft in 2001. Colicchio has expanded the Craft restaurant family to include Craftsteaks, Craftbars, and ’wichcraft sandwich shops around the country, and he has recently opened Colicchio & Sons in New York. He is also the author of three cookbooks and the winner of four James Beard Foundation medals. Since 2006, he has appeared as the head judge on Bravo’s hit reality cooking series, Top Chef, for which he earned his first Emmy in 2010.
Sisha Ortúzar grew up in Santiago, Chile, and has been cooking in New York City since 1996. His collaboration with Tom Colicchio began in 1997 at the acclaimed Gramercy Tavern. When Tom moved on to found Craft, Sisha joined his team and played a critical role in the growth of the Craft Restaurant Group. In 2003, Sisha created the ’wichcraft concept and has since served as chef and creative director, building on his original vision of serving hand-crafted food in unexpected flavor combinations. He also co-authored the cookbook ’Craft a Sandwich into a Meal–And a Meal into a Sandwich. At Riverpark, Sisha combines his inventive and skillful treatment of high-quality market ingredients with New York City's international influences.
450 E 29th St. New York, NY 10016
Reservations 212.729.9790
info@riverparknyc.com