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the team



Executive Chef

Sebastián is a renowned Argentine chef with Italian roots and a nomadic heart, currently ranked by the Miami Times as one of the 50 most influential Latin chefs in the world, among many other accolades. He is also the Chef/Owner of the Eat Gastro Group which includes four distinct restaurants in Costa Rica including Botaniko, a live fire restaurant. In 2021, Botaniko was ranked 50 Best Discovery by S Pellegrino.


Director of Restaurants

CJ’s Nigerian and Canadian roots helped build his passion for people, culture and hospitality. Most recently, CJ served as a Director of Operations for Luxe23, the opening General Manager of Goodale Station, Food and Beverage Manager of Canopy by Hilton and General Manager of Forno Kitchen and Bar. In his free time, CJ enjoys time with his wife and his two dogs, fitness training, attending sporting events and traveling.



Assistant General Manager

Dan is an Ohio native with an insatiable urge to travel. He has gathered a broad range of career experience in Chicago, Columbus, Boston and Southern California. Spending time among different hospitality cultures has given him the opportunity to constantly learn and improve. Providing unparalleled service with a focus on genuine interaction makes him feel alive. In a former life, he was a dueling piano performer and touring musician. Dan has a deep love for movies, music and trips out west for snowboarding adventures.

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rustun nichols

Beverage Director

Rustun comes to us via Brooklyn and Seattle. A relative newcomer to the Midwest, he brings 20+ years of hospitality experience. Most recently, Rustun served as the Beverage Director at Spring Studios, The Wythe Hotel, Our/New York Distillery and The AC Hotel in Columbus. While not mixing up new ideas for the bar or designing wine menus, Rustun enjoys time with his wife and daughter, a hard-fought pro-wrestling match, a daytime baseball game and bowl of Cincinnati Chili.

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