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Joe Essa Vice Chairman

Joe Essa is president and CEO of Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, where he leads initiatives to grow the company's casual restaurant and consumer product businesses.

He previously was vice president of operations at TOSCORP, a Manhattan-based, fine-dining Italian restaurant group. Essa also founded restaurant companies in North Carolina and Connecticut. Essa graduated from Boston College with a bachelor of science in accounting and finance. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

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