Joe Essa
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Joe Essa is the president and CEO of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group.
 
He was previously the president and CEO of Wolfgang Puck Worldwide. Prior to that, he served as 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.