Collaborating once again with Charles Mallory of Greenwich Hospitality Group and well-known Restaurateur Rick Wahlstedt, Chef Kieffer brings his culinary expertise to the opening of Artisan Restaurant Tavern, and Garden, in Southport CT. Artisan Southport is Chef Kieffer’s second collaboration within the Delamar Hotel family.
Chef Kieffer comes to West Hartford via Paris, New York City, and Southport, CT. Having grown up in the countryside west of Paris, Frederic Kieffer spent his summers working in local restaurants where he discovered a true passion for cooking. His career began in the kitchen of Tentation Caterers in New York City, running the culinary arm of The Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. After working in New York City’s Water’s Edge and Man Ray Restaurant, Chef Kieffer had the opportunity to open l’escale at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel, as well as Gaia restaurant also in Greenwich. Under his guidance both restaurants received an “Excellent” rating from the New York Times.
Chef Kieffer became Executive Chef and Partner of Artisan, a true farm-to-table concept to dining, where he continued to promote sustainable agriculture through seasonally inspired menus. Artisan received a “Don’t Miss” rating in January 2012 by The New York Times and Three Stars from Connecticut Magazine.