Battuto Anounces Joel Harloff As New Exec Chef

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Gene and Julie Gate’s restaurant Battuto Italian Kitchen is high on the restaurant hot list right now. The Italian restaurant located at Preston and Frankford just announced a new chef that will be creating new menu items, including a power lunch. I am thrilled to announce that chef Joel Harloff has officially taken the reigns.

You remember Harloff most recently from Ocho, as well as the Second Floor in the Westin Galleria. He also enjoyed accolades and 4 stars at Dali Wine bar as well as at the Melrose Hotel.  

“We’re thrilled to have someone of Joel’s caliber and experience as Executive Chef at Battuto Italian Kitchen,” said Gene and Julie Gates. “He’s a seasoned, award-winning pro who knows how to prepare amazing Italian food.  We can’t wait to see what fresh, local and seasonal items he’ll add to our daily specials, and we look forward to his creation of a lunch menu.”

We are looking forward to seeing Harloff back in the kitchen, and think this is a marvelous opportunity for both the Gates and the chef.



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4 responses to “Battuto Anounces Joel Harloff As New Exec Chef

  1. Bill

    What happen to the previous chef?

  2. Chef Joel-
    Congratulations and well deserved! Let me know if I can support you in anyway and I am looking forward to experiencing some great food from you (again!)

    Chef Mark and Leslie Robbins

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