In the heart of the kitchen is Co-Owner and Executive Chef George Kyrtatas, whom has accomplished a surprising amount in such a short time. Having held a steady position in the American media for nearly a decade.George is nationally and internationally known for his cooking, food styling and photography. His warm and approachable personality and his simple, easy-to-follow, award-winning recipes, which have been featured in countless magazines. George has also been a guest chef on many national and international television programs. He has worked along side the worlds best chefs. George has also worked hand and hand with many of the television chefs that many have come to love.
Chef Kyrtatas’ unparalleled knowledge and his unending love of foods from around the world makes his cooking style untouchable. He brings his knowledge and experience to his cooking. He believes that in order to make the meal work, you must allow the ingredients to speak for themselves.
Chef Kyrtatas’ culinary career started at the young age of 7 when his parents entered the restaurant business. Here George started from the bottom and worked his way up. After high school, George entered and graduated from the Academy of Culinary Arts with a gold medal. George was also the youngest person ever to become a Certified Chef de Cuisine from the American Culinary Federation (age 20). After graduation George returned full force to the family business. Even though George had a great career, he wanted something more than that. In 2004 George penned his first cookbook.
In January 2011, George was voted (in Greece) as one of the top 4 Greek Chefs in the world. In December of 2011, George was voted by a panel of his peers as one of the Top 5 Chefs in New Jersey. In 2011 George received a proclamation from the township of Cinnaminson , which is recognized by the state of New Jersey for his outstanding accomplishments in the culinary world.
To keep track of what else Chef George Kyrtatas is doing visit www.georgekyrtatas.com or stop in to SweetWater Bar and Grill and ask to see Chef George Kyrtatas.