This week’s episode of Opening Soon is all about ushering in a culture that supports collaboration between the kitchen and dining room to create a stellar guest experience. We are joined by James Kent and Jeff Katz of Crown Shy in NY’s downtown. James is the Executive Chef and has created the menu drawing inspiration from travels, the diversity of the city, and his childhood experiences. Jeff is his partner and translates that menu into the experience the guests receive each night. Crown Shy is their first solo restaurant project.

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