Wildfish Seafood Grille Hires New Executive Chef


Wildfish Seafood Grille Hires New Executive ChefWildfish Seafood Grille, which offers an innovative menu made up of “top of the catch” prime seafood and USDA prime steaks, is proud to announce the newest addition to its team of culinary experts, Executive Chef Keith Stich.

Stich has his culinary roots planted deep in the steak and seafood industry having served as Executive Chef at prominent restaurants throughout the Southwest including Mastro’s Ocean Club in Newport Beach. Calif., and Shanahan’s Steakhouse in Denver, Colo.  Stich played a key role in securing numerous accolades such as “Best Seafood Restaurant” by City Search and “Best Steakhouse” by the Orange County Register while at the kitchen’s helm at Mastro’s.

“We are excited to have someone with such impressive credentials join our team,” said Guen Wolfe, general manager of Wildfish Seafood Grille in Newport Beach.  “Chef Stich will be invaluable to continuing our tradition of providing top quality food to our guests.  His skills set and high standards will no doubt take the Wildfish culinary experience to the next level.”

In addition to his behind-the-scenes work in the Wildfish kitchen, Stich is a force in the community and at home. He participates regularly in charitable events, including fundraising for the Hoag Hospital Foundation and Huntington’s Disease Society of America.  His passion for philanthropy leads him to partake in four to five charitable events per year, with a particular focus on organizations that assist children.

Wildfish Seafood Grille is located at 1370 Bison Ave., Newport Beach, Calif., in The Bluffs dining and entertainment center.  Wildfish is the creation of restaurateurs Guy Villavaso and Larry Foles, owners of the highly-acclaimed Eddie V’s Edgewater Grille and Roaring Fork restaurants.  The Newport Beach menu offers daily specials, seasonal selections, “top of the catch” prime seafood, and USDA prime steaks.