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2016 RH 25: Deja Food Group

2016 RH 25: Deja Food Group

The best and brightest restaurant companies are not just creating one great concept; they're creating many. See Restaurant Hospitality's picks for powerful multi-concept companies that not only play it cool, they kick ass. See all concepts >>  

Tory Miller

Headquarters: Madison, WI

Annual Sales:  $9.5 million

Units: 4

Key Personnel: 
• Tory Miller, executive chef/co-proprietor
• Krys Wachowiak, director of operations/co-proprietor
• Tracy Solverson, financial manger and co-proprietor
• Dianne Christensen, co-proprietor

SINGLE CONCEPTS:
• L’Etoile (fine-dining, multi-coursed menu options)
• Graze (a casual version of L’Etoile)
• Sujeo (pan-Asian, modern tiki-style cocktails, weekend noodle bar)
• Estrellon (Spanish-influenced tapas)

WHY IT’S COOL: Long before the farm-to-table and sustainability movements became marketing catchphrases, Odessa Piper was a disciple, and her beautiful, clean food at L’Etoile was nationally praised. After 30 years, she sold the restaurant to chef de cuisine Tory Miller. He has embraced and maintained Piper’s passion, which saturates all of Deja Food’s restaurants. Those who want to eat well, eat with this group. 

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