In an 18th Century home on Pinckney Street Charlestonians sip mint julep tea on the porch and dine on upscale comfort food at John Zucker’ss creation Cru Cafe. Many people recognize Johns name from his work as executive chef at the 4-Star Sonoma Cafe and Wine Bar in Charleston – or from his current business, Cru Catering, which he continues to supervise while running his restaurant.
The #1 graduate in his class at the Cordon Bleu in Paris, Zucker studied under Wolfgang Puck at Spago in Las Vegas, NV, where he adopted Puck’s rigid standards, “Do it right and use the best possible ingredients.” From there, he became sous chef for the opening of Canoe, which was nominated “Best New Restaurant of the Year,” by the James Beard Society.
Location + Contact Info
18 Pinckney Street
Charleston, SC 29401