“To have the opportunity to work alongside Master Chef Saito again is truly an honor,” said Stephen de Haan. “His tradition, eye for detail, and passion for service truly will deliver an unforgettable experience for our guests.”
One of only a handful of exclusive Master Chefs in the U.S., Master Chef Saito Saito was born and raised in Fukushima, Japan where he began his sushi apprenticeship at the age of 12. Graduating from the Tokyo Chef School, he apprenticed in Japan for over 10 years. Saito has since opened over 30 successful restaurants in such discerning cites as New York, Las Vegas, London, Paris, Aspen, and Hollywood. The remainder of his career was spent in Atlanta where he cemented his culinary reputation. Chef Saito’s sushi creations are not only mouth-watering, but are literal works of art!
Stephen de Haan: An award-winning bartender for many years throughout Atlanta, fulfilled his lifelong dream to own and operate successful hospitality establishments. For 15 years Stephen was the owner-operator of Andrews Entertainment District in Buckhead that included East Andrews, Andrews Upstairs, Improv Comedy Club, Prohibition, Cellar 56 and Stout Irish Sports Pub before it closed when the property was redeveloped. In addition to Saito, he and partner Greg Grant own Red Phone Booth and Amalfi Pizza next door. Through all of these endeavors, Stephen has spent years developing his talent in the hospitality industry while securing a loyal clientele, both locally and across the country. Stephen’s goal is to provide each guest with the most memorable experience, always looking for opportunities to exceed each customer’s expectations, while maintaining a sincere gracious attitude.
Greg Grant: Impacting the hospitality industry for three decades, Greg brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to all of his ventures. In addition to Saito – Sushi, Steak and Cocktails, Greg is currently an Operating Partner with Stephen de Haan at Red Phone Booth and Amalfi Pizza. His goal in all of his endeavors is to deliver an unparalleled experience for his guests. In doing this, he achieves personal and professional fulfillment while building lasting relationships with his guests.