"Levi's years of working in restaurants have given him a unique perspective, including an understanding of how all aspects of the business should flow. He also knows the high level of construction required to make things that last and the finishing work necessary to deliver the look you want to achieve." - Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski, Owners and Chefs, State Bird Provisions and The Progress
Levi Hunt, Owner
Levi started his restaurant career in the pastry kitchen at San Francisco’s iconic Boulevard Restaurant, meticulously caramelizing crème brûlées and churning ice cream from scratch. Inspired by the discipline and community built within that kitchen, he started taking cooking classes before his shift, and ultimately completed culinary school. After several more years working from kitchens to management, Levi discovered restaurant construction as his sweet spot after overseeing the expansion of a local bakery chain, tripling the number of stores over the course of 4 years. [growing the chain from six to 18 stores over just four years].
After dreaming of opening his own restaurant for so long, Levi realized he could offer a skillset that might have an even greater impact on the food community in the Bay Area: building exceptional restaurants for visionary restaurateurs. Leveraging his love of cooking combined with his expertise in building and project management, Levi has spent the last six years doing just that. In 2015, Levi launched cookline, knowing he could play a role in transforming the restaurant building experience into one of partnership and innovation, while appreciating the realities of business ownership in the bay area.
Chris Brown, Owner
Chris started his construction career as facilities and project manager for restaurants, working with general contractors on new builds and remodels. This experience gave Chris an intimate, real-life understanding of the challenges associated with building, opening and operating restaurants. As a founding owner of cookline, Chris worked as a Project Manager, delivering remodels and new restaurants for independent and franchise clients. These days, Chris oversees day-to-day operations of cookline, including financial oversight. The company is guided by his steady hand and solution-oriented nature.
Kevin Ann Jordan, Owner
As a founding member of the cookline team, Kevin brings an entrepreneurial spirit cultivated through years of non-profit, government and for-profit (small) business experience. Kevin loves to do a little bit of everything and thrives in an environment of growth. For three years, Kevin focused on establishing the office for cookline, setting up processes to support the field team and then, hiring the people to support the company's growing client base. Now Kevin is focused on cultivating a strong lasting business through special and strategic projects such as the Champion of Women program, which aims to address the gender gap through empowering women in the construction and restaurant industries.
Fred Halpert, Project Manager
Fred has been in the restaurant business for 35 years. As a chef-owner for 18 years and a construction project manager in the Bay Area for 13 years, Fred appreciates the entire spectrum of the restaurant business and the importance of a quality product. Fred develops great relationships with Bay Area chefs, owners and subcontractors to ensure projects are delivered to everyone's satisfaction.
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