With 25 years of culinary leadership, Chef Sean Kavanaugh has a passion for delivering superior service and creating memorable food that has made him a valuable member of the Craft Culinary Concepts team, continually applying his culinary expertise and strategic business sense in ways that have earned him industry acclaim, and significant business results.
Under Chef Kavanaugh's leadership, The Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix earned the rating of 9th Best Restaurant in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Chef Kavanaugh's proven ability to up-sell food and beverage to existing and new customers also led to outstanding short-term sales increase in high profile convention center accounts. Furthermore, Chef Kavanaugh was honored by the Association of Luxury Suite Directors for the innovative suite menu and service design in sports, was a finalist in the Event Solutions Spotlight Award for Catering Company of the Year, ISES Event Industry Award for Best on Premise Caterer and the ACTE Arizona President's Circle of Distinction for his community service. With experience attach high level events as the 2010 Winter Olympics, four Super Bowls, multiple global summits and more, Chef Kavanaugh is one of a kind talent with exceptional experience.