Table 47 Welcomes New Executive Chef!
Table 47 at Ocean5 in Gig Harbor has some exciting news that is sure to excite your palate! The Table 47 team recently welcomed Chef Kyle Campisi as their new executive chef as of October 1.
Chef Kyle, as many chefs do, began his restaurant career as a dishwasher at The Tracy Castle, a wedding catering company in Wilkeson. While there, the chef, Scott Jones, took Kyle under his wing, inspiring him to pursue a career in the restaurant industry. “He taught me knife skills, organizational skills, the mother sauces and cooking techniques,” says Kyle. “Without him I don’t know where I would be or what I would be doing.”
Kyle also has immense gratitude for Joel Mertens from the X-Group, where he was employed as the executive chef for the last seven years. “Joel really taught me the importance of hitting profit, labor and food cost goals while also maintaining a consistently great product in all of our restaurants and catering. Without Joel taking a significant risk by hiring a 23-year-old kid to lead and help grow a company, I wouldn't be where I am now. I’m excited to bring that experience here to Table 47 and be a leader and mentor for the team—just like Joel was for me.”
“Chef Kyle’s recent role at X-Group Restaurants included both restaurant and catering department management,” states Tomoko Senechal, director of sales and marketing for Ocean5. “His experience fits very well with the services Table 47 provides, and he’s already made a positive impact to our team.”
Kyle finds his work as an executive chef truly rewarding, as it allows him to teach and train aspiring chefs how to manage and reach goals and hit percentages, as well as help them achieve personal managerial skills.
Table 47, which has been open for about a year and a half now, is known to provide its guests a casual farm-fresh dining experience, serving up tasty dishes made with responsible ingredients and offering a menu of familiar classics and globally inspired twists, with menu items often changing seasonally. And that will continue with Chef Kyle at the helm.
The name Table 47 stems from the idea that many memorable connections are made around a table, usually over a shared meal, according to Tomoko, adding, “It’s also a celebration of our home on the 47th parallel. We want to be known as a place where everyone is welcome to come in and connect with each other through food and drink that nourishes them while being kind to the planet.”
The staff is dedicated to responsible sourcing, always seeking vendors close to home first while also seeking organic as often as possible. “We buy from many local farms directly,” says Tomoko. “It’s important that we support farms and growers who raise their food in a way that makes a positive impact to the community and the environment.” An all-day menu is available starting at lunch (which is also available for order throughout the activity side of Ocean5), as well as a breakfast menu served on weekends. The food is complemented by a full bar (open until midnight on Friday and Saturday) and the Coffee Lounge open at 7am daily.
Harbor Hour, Table 47’s version of happy hour, is offered Monday through Friday from 2 to 6pm and daily 8pm to close. In addition to cocktails, drinks and food at reduced prices, a portion of sales is donated to their friends at Harbor WildWatch.
With the holiday season upon us, it’s the perfect time to announce that not only does Table 47 provide catering for parties and banquet events on-site at the Ocean5 venue, but they offer off-site catering and delivery services! Kyle, who has lived in Washington for most of his life and currently resides in Tacoma, plans to make the move to Gig Harbor to be closer to Table 47 and to immerse himself in the Gig Harbor community. He invites you to take a seat at Table 47 and taste the difference.
Table 47 5268 Point Fosdick Drive Gig Harbor, Washington 98335 253.857.4777 T47.com