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Cliff Crooks

Culinary Director

Chef Cliff has been cooking in prominent kitchens throughout New York City for more than 20 years. Prior to joining BLT Restaurant Group in 2010 as Executive Chef of BLT Steak New York, he held positions at Salute!, Blue Water Grill and Gramercy Tavern. Chef Cliff has appeared as a contestant on Top Chef and a judge on Hell's Kitchen and Chopped Junior as well. After more than two years of leading the kitchen at BLT Steak New York, the hospitality group's flagship restaurant, Chef Cliff was named Culinary Director of BLT Restaurant Group and has since played an integral role in inspiring culinary growth among his staff and demonstrating a strong commitment to the brand's ethos of exceeding expectations through outstanding food and hospitality.