Michael McHenry to Open OAK Wood Fire Kitchen in Salt Lake
Michael McHenry, Utah’s 2018 Restaurateur of the Year and known industry disrupter, is set to ignite Salt Lake Valley’s food scene once again. OAK Wood Fire Kitchen, The McHenry Group’s first acquisition, is set to launch at an exclusive VIP evening on September 24.
McHenry has a unique talent for influencing others and building one of a kind brands. National award-winning concepts under his leadership have changed the course of the restaurant industry. McHenry promised the industry would continue to see his knack for innovation used, saying, “The McHenry Group is committed to creating disruptive brands that provide unique experiences for the neighborhoods we serve.” The relaunch of OAK Wood Fire Kitchen will deliver on this promise.
The fuel that drives OAK Wood Fire Kitchen stems not only from McHenry, but his longtime friend, business partner, and Chef of OAK Wood Fire Kitchen, Brandon Price. With nearly a decade of industry-leading experience from fine dining to fast casual, Chef Brandon has worked his way up from dishwasher to nationally featured, award-winning Chef. His desire to bring the most rewarding culinary experiences to our communities is unmatched in the industry. Brandon has studied and honed his craft under some of America’s top chefs. The best has yet to be served!
The fuse of OAK Wood Fire Kitchen’s creative energy and raw talent will officially be lit as Salt Lake Valley influencers and industry icons gather on September 24 for a special VIP evening at the restaurant. “We’re putting a little fire in Utah’s belly,” says McHenry.
Oak Wood Fire Kitchen is a live fire casual restaurant with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, fresh meats, hand-made pastas, breads, and pizzas. The kitchen serves a selection of handcrafted cocktails, natural wines, and local beers. The ‘flavors of OAK’s menu artfully come alive in our wood fire oven. The smoke and embers infuse a profound texture and flavor to create a signature smoky aroma that highlights the rustic craft and soul of the kitchen.