Elliot Drew, Executive Chef
Elliot Drew is the executive chef at Graffiato, the flagship restaurant from Mike Isabella in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood. He was previously the chef de cuisine at G by Mike Isabella, a role he held since the restaurant opened in July 2013. Drew initially joined the Mike Isabella Concepts team in 2011 to help open Graffiato, and returns to the restaurant now to helm the Italian-inspired menu.
Prior to his work with Isabella, Drew spent three years in Philadelphia, where he cooked in three of Marc Vetri’s Philadelphia restaurants, Osteria, Amis and Vetri. Drew has also worked in the Atlanta restaurant industry with stints at Panos and Pauls, JOEL, the Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead and Pricci, where he first cooked with Mike Isabella.
Drew hails from Laurel, Md. and holds a degree from the Culinary Institute of America.