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Scott David Kuhn

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Principal

Driftwood Restaurants
 
Background

Employment History

  • Founder and Managing Partner
    Driftwood Restaurant Group

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Beggie U Board of Directors
    Driftwood Restaurant Group
  • Veggie U Board of Directors
    Driftwood Restaurant Group
  • Board Member
    Veggie U
  • Member
    Slow Food Movement
  • Advisory Board
    University Hospitals

Education

  • Solon High School
  • University of Akron
  • degree , management
    Malone College
34 Total References
Web References
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driftwoodrestaurantsandcatering.com, 21 Dec 2013 [cached]
Scott David Kuhn
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Scott David Kuhn moved to the East side of Cleveland in 1986 where he graduated from Solon High School. Following his childhood dreams, Scott attended the University of Akron's culinary program while working in local restaurants and finished his degree in management from Malone College.
The Driftwood Restaurant Group was born with the purchase of the Allegheny Grille in the small town of Foxburg, Pennsylvania in 2005. In 2007, Scott reestablished the Welshfield Inn in Burton, Ohio and opened 87 West, located within in Crocker Park in Westlake, Ohio. In 2010, Scott opened Washington Place Bistro and Inn, located in Little Italy in the space where the once famous Baricelli Inn existed. Scott and Washington Place Bistro have been featured on Food Network'sUnique Eats - which spotlights America's most exciting and revolutionary restaurants.
Scott is passionately involved in volunteering and helping others. Scott is a board member of Veggie U, a program dedicated to educating fourth graders on a holistic food approach, from understanding how food is grown to developing healthy eating habits. A proud member of the Slow Food Movement, Scott is passionate committed to about supporting local farmers. Scott is also on an advisory board for University Hospitals.
I recently had the pleasure of ...
driftwoodrestaurantsandcatering.com, 15 July 2013 [cached]
I recently had the pleasure of sharing lunch with Scott Kuhn at Cibrèo Italian Kitchen, his brand new restaurant in PlayhouseSquare. isibly proud and excited about this new venture, he makes clear this is a project he's personally passionate about, an expression of his love for Tuscany and its food, which he first discovered 10 years ago on a trip there. efore we sat down to eat I got a guided tour of the sprawling space. The bar and two dining areas look out onto Euclid Avenue, but the decor puts them worlds away. All the visual tropes of the medieval Italian town, such as stucco and stone arches, wooden wine barrels, a fireplace and rusticated furnishings, are present in abundance. Kuhn chose all the materials himself.  Adjacent to this, on the other side of a set of closed doors at the far end of the bar, is a large, completely separate and utterly unique private event room. The space, still being renovated when I saw it, is the former 14th Street Theatre. The original columns and ornate decorative plasterwork are being refurbished. There's a small stage and a connecting passageway to a full bar with its own street entrance on  East 14th Street. Kuhn tells me that taking on this part of the building wasn't in his original plan, but once he saw it and realized its potential it was a challenge he couldn't resist. It's obvious the almost 37 year old likes a challenge  as he currently oversees a multifaceted organization of seven restaurants (with another fast food joint called Rothschild Farms on the way right around the corner from Cibrèo,) a catering company and a food truck.
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Over delicious plates of pasta carbonara, revved up with guanciale and and radicchio, and pappardelle bolognese, Kuhn explained the process of creating the menu.
"I wanted to re-create dishes I've had in Tuscany," Kuhn says.
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Scott Kuhn, founder of Driftwood Restaurant Group which operates the Hodge Podge stand along with Hodgson, sees the space in the stadium as a chance to expand while filling a niche.
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"And this give the fans more choices of foods they like, and want to eat, while at a Browns game," Kuhn adds.
Business aside, Hodgson's enthusiasm bubbles when he considers the thrill of opening a stand in the place that houses the team he loves.
"I grew up as a Browns fan, and to be part of it is exciting. To have our food, and street food, available there â€" which is a big part of my background in Cleveland â€" then share it with a big group of people, that's way cool," he says.
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Rather than employing the usual Arborio rice, Kuhn and executive chef Erik Martinez (late of Orchard House and Hodges, where he worked with Chris Hodgson, who consults at Cibreo), opted for a longer-grain variety â€" then bakes it in a cazuela, an earthenware vessel.
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As founder and managing partner of Driftwood Restaurant Group (Washington Place Bistro, Welshfield Inn, Hodges and other places), Kuhn prefers to follow his own vision rather than lean on designers. With the support of professional tradesmen and others, he sought to create a sense of theatricality that’s in keeping with district
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Kuhn took a gamble by working with so much stone, a notoriously resonant surface that could have resulted in a cacophony of bouncing noise. Instead, the sandstone style of surfacing he chose seems to actually absorb, or at least dampen, sound â€" making normal conversation possible. (Bonus: his choice of color has the added benefit of warm tones, adding to a sense of inviting warmth.
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According to Scott Kuhn, principal of the growing restaurant group, Driftwood has also been quietly renovating the 14th Street Theatre into a premier private event space that will serve both Cibrèo and their new concept, Rothschild Farms.
Rothschild Farms, a quick serve restaurant, will offer only breakfast and lunch, focusing on quality ingredients that are local, healthy, organic and can be served with speed and affordability. The restaurant, named after the maiden name of Kuhn’s mother, is both a new business and a daily reminder of how important family is to Kuhn and Chris Hodgson, who is a partner in the new restaurant and consulting with Kuhn on the other two projects. The restaurant, named after the maiden name of Kuhn’s mother, is both a new business and a daily reminder of how important family is to Kuhn and Chris Hodgson, who is a partner in the new restaurant and consulting with Kuhn on the other two projects.
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Kuhn says that partnering with Chris Hodgson at Hodges Cleveland and Driftwood Catering, has motivated him to grow the company and expand its culinary offerings.
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PlayhouseSquare officials say they're pleased to have Kuhn and his group bring new dining options to the area.
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In 2007, Kuhn reestablished the Welshfield Inn in Burton, Ohio and opened 87 West, located within in Crocker Park in Westlake, Ohio. In 2010, Scott opened Washington Place Bistro and Inn, located in Little Italy in the space where the once famous Baricelli Inn existed. He and Washington Place Bistro have been featured on Food Network’s Unique Eats â€" which spotlights America’s most exciting and revolutionary restaurants. Kuhn and Hodgson opened Hodge’s Cleveland in March 2012.
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In January, 2013, Kuhn opened The Orchard House on the grounds of Maplewood Farms.
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Rothschild Farms (inspired by his mother's maiden name) will serve breakfast and lunch only, though Mr. Kuhn was mum on menu details.
“Think of it as Driftwood meets Chipotle,†he said.
The eatery joins nearby Cibreo Italian Kitchen, the group's Italian concept that is under construction at 1438 Euclid Ave., across from the PlayhouseSquare theaters. The 200-seat Tuscan-inspired restaurant, located in the former Bricco space, is scheduled to open in September.
The menu's concept is quality cuisine prepared simply, with few ingredients â€" think pasta with butter, pasta water, cracked pepper and grated cheese; caprese with local tomatoes; and a boar and porcini ragout are menu candidates, Mr. Kuhn said.
“Our restaurant lends itself to the theater rush,†he said. “We're matching simple food with top-notch service so customers can get to their show in a timely fashion.â€
Mr. Kuhn has unveiled that he's also leasing from PlayhouseSquare the adjoining 14th Street Theatre and is renovating it for private parties. Curtains will open to the 165-seat Cibreo Privato shortly after Cibreo is up and running, Mr. Kuhn said.
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“Our growth story is because of our employees,†Mr. Kuhn said.
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“That became a $1 million business practically overnight,†Mr. Kuhn said.
Added Mr. Hodgson, “Teaming up with Scott and joining Driftwood is the best business decision I've ever made.â€
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While finishing touches are being made to the Cibreo Italian Kitchen, set to open in the former Bricco space during early September, restaurateur Scott Kuhn announces that he's raising the curtain on a second spot in the theater district.
"We're taking over the space formerly occupied by Alex Bistro," says Kuhn, who operates Washington Place Bistro and Inn and Hodge's in Cleveland, Welshfield Inn in Troy Township and The Orchard House at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick.
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Now we'll have two restaurants on either side, with very, very different concepts," Kuhn says.
Cibreo is conceived as a Tuscan-themed restaurant, with decor that mimics places Kuhn has come to love while touring that region of Italy. The private event space, he says, will be remodeled to look like an Italian wine barrel storage room.
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"Our idea is a place in the style of Chipotle, with high-quality food at casual pricing," Kuhn says of Rothschild Farms. In addition to seated dining to accommodate 120 guests, the restaurant â€"- expected to open before mid-November -â€" will offer prepared food to-go and upscale ice cream.
Kuhn sees bringing a different style of cuisine to the theater district and operating a pair of establishments "that will hopefully be a model of excellence and consistency" as keys to a successful run there.
"Playhouse Square just feels so completely re-energized, which makes it that much more exciting to play a part there," he says.
According to Scott Kuhn, ...
driftwoodrestaurantsandcatering.com, 15 July 2013 [cached]
According to Scott Kuhn, principal of the growing restaurant group, Driftwood has also been quietly renovating the 14th Street Theatre into a premier private event space that will serve both Cibrèo and their new concept, Rothschild Farms.
Rothschild Farms, a quick serve restaurant, will offer only breakfast and lunch, focusing on quality ingredients that are local, healthy, organic and can be served with speed and affordability. The restaurant, named after the maiden name of Kuhn's mother, is both a new business and a daily reminder of how important family is to Kuhn and Chris Hodgson, who is a partner in the new restaurant and consulting with Kuhn on the other two projects. The restaurant, named after the maiden name of Kuhn's mother, is both a new business and a daily reminder of how important family is to Kuhn and Chris Hodgson, who is a partner in the new restaurant and consulting with Kuhn on the other two projects.
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"Neither of us could be where we are today without the support of our families and it just feels right to have a project based on the roots that got us here," Kuhn says. Many of the breakfast and lunch offerings will have connections to family, either through name or key ingredients.
Kuhn says that partnering with Chris Hodgson at Hodges Cleveland and Driftwood Catering, has motivated him to grow the company and expand its culinary offerings.
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PlayhouseSquare officials say they're pleased to have Kuhn and his group bring new dining options to the area.
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The Driftwood Restaurant Group was born with Scott Kuhn's purchase of the Allegheny Grille in the small town of Foxburg, Pennsylvania in 2005. In 2007, Kuhn reestablished the Welshfield Inn in Burton, Ohio and opened 87 West, located within in Crocker Park in Westlake, Ohio. In 2010, Scott opened Washington Place Bistro and Inn, located in Little Italy in the space where the once famous Baricelli Inn existed. He and Washington Place Bistro have been featured on Food Network's Unique Eats - which spotlights America's most exciting and revolutionary restaurants. Kuhn and Hodgson opened Hodge's Cleveland in March 2012.
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In January, 2013, Kuhn opened The Orchard House on the grounds of Maplewood Farms.
Scott Kuhn, of the ...
www.currentsnews.com, 29 Mar 2014 [cached]
Scott Kuhn, of the Driftwood Restaurant Group, was honored for his culinary and charity commitment.
Which got Hodgson's partner, Scott ...
www.cleveland.com, 23 May 2013 [cached]
Which got Hodgson's partner, Scott Kuhn of Driftwood Restaurant Group, thinking a bigger tribute was due.
"We want to honor our local hero with local food," said Kuhn, who operates four of the restaurants participating in the offer.
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"I'm sure some places will give him more -- maybe add fries and a soft drink -- but that will be up to them," Kuhn says.
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