Morton’s The Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale Announces New Executive Chef

Jeff Yoakum

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (July 21, 2010) – Morton’s The Steakhouse has appointed Jeffrey Yoakum as Executive Chef of its restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. The restaurant is located at 500 E. Broward Blvd.

Yoakum has been in the restaurant industry for more than 20 years and with Morton’s for the past four years. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Yoakum previously owned two restaurants in Sarasota, worked in fine dining at the Ritz-Carlton, and served as executive chef and sous chef at two prestigious restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area. He brings passion, creativity and strong leadership to the kitchen. As executive chef at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Yoakum will oversee kitchen operations and mentor and inspire his staff.

“We are excited to welcome Jeff to our Morton’s team,” said Michael Savitt, general manager of the Fort Lauderdale restaurant. “His strong leadership skills in the kitchen and extensive culinary experience will make him a valuable addition to our restaurant.”

Morton’s The Steakhouse is renowned from coast to coast for its USDA prime-aged beef, fresh seafood, hand-picked produce, delicious appetizers and elegant desserts. The upscale steakhouse offers Power Hour seven days a week in its Bar 1221 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close with special pricing on select beverages and Bar Bites starting at $5. Valet parking is available. For reservations, to book a private dining room or for more information, please call (954) 467-9720.

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About Morton’s
Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the world’s largest operator of company-owned upscale steakhouses. Morton’s steakhouses have remained true to the founders’ original vision of combining generous portions of high quality food prepared to exacting standards with exceptional service in an enjoyable dining environment.

The Company owns and operates 76 Morton’s steakhouses located in 64 cities in 27 states, and in Puerto Rico and five international locations (Toronto, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, and Mexico City), as well as one Italian restaurant.

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