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Meet Our Team

Taylor Naples

Chef de Cuisine

As chef de cuisine, Taylor Naples works alongside director of culinary operations, Lauren Hirschberg to create the ingredient-driven, seasonal menu at Tom Colicchio’s Three-Star New York Times and James Beard Award winning Craft Restaurant.

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Taylor Naples

Kurt Brown

general manager

At Craft, Kurt Brown displays his passion for hospitality as general manager, bringing a superior level of service to Tom Colicchio’s flagship New York City restaurant. 

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Kurt Brown

Abby Swain

Pastry Chef

At age 14, Abby took her first step in the culinary world as part of the front of house team in Frenchtown, NJ at The Bridge Cafe. There, she met Ken Miller who encouraged her to pursue a career in pastry. By the time Abby graduated from high school, she had worked her way to the line, making desserts and learning the intricacies of the back of house.

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Abby Swain

Natalie Grindstaff

Beverage Director

Natalie Grindstaff draws from her extensive knowledge of beverages, international cultures and her interest in history to curate a diverse wine and cocktail program that marries well with the refined, family-style menu at Craft restaurant in New York City.

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Natalie Grindstaff