Bustan Names Rafael Hasid New Executive Chef/Partner
Tuvia Feldman, proprietor of the popular modern Israeli restaurant, Bustan, announced the appointment of Rafael Hasid as executive chef and partner. A major operator and talented chef in his own right, Hasid arrives at Bustan to usher in a new era for the Upper West Side eatery.
Rafael, or “Rafi,” as those that know him best call him, graduated from the French Culinary Institute in 2001, and began his career as chef at Pere Pinard in Manhattan and then at Yamato in Brooklyn. Eager to pour his passion and creativity into a project he could call his own, he opened