Alfred De Carolis hires Michael Kaplan as the new Director of Culinary Operations at 9021PHO.
Online PR News – 27-March-2015 – Beverly Hills, California – Formerly a part of world-caliber names like Fig&Olive restaurant group, MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Michael Kaplan now joins 9021PHO’s team and promises to make it soar! A student of the California School of Culinary Arts and Le Cordon Bleu, Kaplan has built an impressive name for himself in the food & beverage industry. It was this impeccable reputation which caught the attention of 9021PHO’s co-owner and serial entrepreneur, Alfred De Carolis.
"A company can only be as good as its people and so, from the moment of conception, it has been our plan, that 9021PHO be comprised of the best names around. This is why we secured Asian Fusion Master Chef Kimmy Tang’s genius in the kitchen, and now, with Michael Kaplan as director of culinary operations, we are sure to soar to new heights. He brings forth over 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry, 11 of those specifically in the food & beverage sector, with top name players in the field," commented De Carolis.
Named by the Los Angeles Times as the “go-to spot” for those desiring to indulge in traditional pho and salads, 9021PHO has become a successful restaurant chain operating in 5 California locations. This year will see the opening of an East Coast establishment in New York and by 2020, the chain plans to boast a stunning 50 restaurants.
9021Pho is a casual service restaurant inspired by Chef Kimmy Tang that offers a Vietnamese centric menu with a French and California twist. Guests are treated to a dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere coupled with great food and a carefully selected variety of California and French wines at an incredible value.