New Jersey Chef Receives Worldwide Culinary Distinction

March 14, 2016

During one of the more pressure-packed nights in his New Jersey restaurant Amuse’s two-year history, Chef C.J. Reycraft, Jr. let his ideology speak for itself. Given that a chef isn’t always briefed on his audience, whether it’s a guest’s 85th or 21st birthday, first or 50th anniversary, Reycraft believes the stakes are just as high on a sleepy Tuesday as they are during a bustling weekend shift. 

“It’s all because we want to make sure these people mark their celebration with us and remember it fondly and talk about us in a good light,” he says. “That’s very important to us.”

More than a year…