Sisha Ortuzar grew up in Santiago, Chile, and has been cooking in New York City since 1996. His collaboration with Tom Colicchio began in 1997 at the acclaimed Gramercy Tavern, and when Tom moved on to found Craft, Sisha joined his team and played a critical role in the growth of the Craft Restaurant Group.
In 2003, Sisha created the 'wichcraft concept and has since served as chef and creative director, building on his original vision of serving hand-crafted food in unexpected flavor combinations.
At Riverpark, Sisha combines his inventive and skillful treatment of high-quality market ingredients with New York City's international influences. He is also a co-founder of the award winning Riverpark Farm.