Chef Kory Stewart Departs Americano, Josua Perez Taking His Place


Americano photo by Cesar Rubio.

Some changes over at ~AMERICANO~ and Hotel Vitale: executive chef Kory Stewart is departing after seven years (he is reportedly going to be a part of a restaurant that’s being constructed from the ground up in the Napa Valley—best wishes to you, Kory). His replacement is chef de cuisine Josua Perez, who has been with the Hotel Vitale for seven years (he began as a sous chef in 2007), and his background includes working at Zuni Café for five years under Judy Rodgers. He will continue the restaurant’s cuisine style of handcrafted Cal-Italian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients (it’s pretty handy having the Ferry Building just across the street).