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Sisha Ortuzar

'Wichcraft Co-Founder

Sisha Ortúzar created the Wichcraft concept and has since served as one of the creative directors, building on his original vision of serving hand-crafted food in unexpected flavor combinations. Sisha grew up in Santiago, Chile, and has been cooking in New York City since 1996. His collaboration with Tom Colicchio began in 1997 at the acclaimed Gramercy Tavern. when Tom moved on to found Craft, Sisha joined his team and played a critical role in the growth of the Craft Restaurant Group. He co-authored the cookbook ’Craft a Sandwich Into a Meal–And a Meal Into a Sandwich.' At Riverpark Restaurant, Sisha combined his inventive and skillful treatment of high-quality market ingredients with New York City's international influences. Sisha  co-founded the Riverpark Farm at the Aexandria Center.