A graduate of Johnson & Wales Culinary Program, Kevin Felice also studied economics at Seton Hall. He started his career at the Hilton Short Hills where he worked under the direction of Chef Richard Kennedy. While there he spearheaded the re-opening of the "Dining Room" which received some of the highest accolades in New Jersey. In his early career, Kevin was Owner and Executive Chef of The Cargo Cafe in Staten Island, NY. Now, as part of the 40NORTH Restaurant Group for 6 years, Kevin spearheads the creative development of all 40NORTH kitchens and menus and beverage program. “Flavor should be clean and simple. I enjoy taking familiar flavors and dishes and presenting them in a new and exciting way that surprises my guests. Comfort can be cutting edge if you are innovative in your technique.” Recent accomplishments with 40NORTH include the conception and opening of The Office Tavern Grill brand, Piattino Neighborhood Bistro locations and George + Martha’s American Grill.