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Hook & Master is Chef Jose Garces' most recent foray into the world of pizza and seafood small plates. With a cool nautical theme, supported by a bespoke tiki cocktail list, Hook & Master offers three distinct style of pizza: Brooklyn, Pan and Thin Crust Tavern Pies.

How it Came to Be

"I've always wanted to open a Chicago style pizzeria" - Chef Garces, probably

About Chef Jose

Jose Garces posing for the camera

Iron Chef, father, husband, James Beard Award-winner, entrepreneur, and food innovator, Chef Jose Garces is known as a leading culinary authority of Spanish and Latin-American food.

From the Spanish tapas at Amada, his first restaurant, to the playful Japanese street food at Okatshe in Atlantic City, Chef Garces continually pushes the boundaries of culinary excellence.

Today he's bringing the same Garces standards of excellence to the world of pizza and tiki drinks. Inspired and informed by his time growing up in Chicago, Hook & Master highlights three styles of pizza, Chicago Tavern style, Pan Style and Brooklyn Specialty Style.

As a child of immigrants and a leader in the diverse and inclusive hospitality industry, the wellbeing of his community in Philadelphia has always been dear to Chef Garces’ heart. To help provide ongoing and actionable assistance to the immigrant community, Chef Garces co-founded The Garces Foundation in 2011. The Garces Foundation provides services, including community health days, English language skills classes that target the restaurant industry, and most recently, an increased focus on procuring and providing food supplies to the food insecure.

Chef Garces is the author of two cookbooks, Latin Evolution and The Latin Road Home, published by Lake Isle Press.

About Chef Steven

Chef Steven Seibel smiling for the camera 

Steven Seibel was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Lansdale, PA.

  Having developed a passion for the culinary arts early in life, Steven started learning and working in restaurants at age 13.  His early restaurant career led him to continue his culinary development in corporate dining settings.

From there, Steven responded to a call to serve his community directly, most notably as the Culinary Director at Broad Street Ministry, where he transformed the culture of dining for Philadelphia’s most vulnerable neighbors by offering high-quality, locally sourced, and creative meals. While at Broad Street Ministry in 2015, Steven was recognized for his non-profit stewardship by the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.

After a decade serving in the non-profit arena and at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Steven transitioned his focus to the food he loves most: pizza. Like many others in the industry, he took the opportunity to research and develop recipes through his most recent endeavor, Seibel Pies.

A Philly native through and through, Steven loyally supports all Philly sports teams, local artists, and resides in South Philadelphia with his wife, Devin, and rescue dog, Luna.