Chaz Culinary TeamThe Chaz culinary staff incorporates regional bounty and sensibilities into its menus. The team’s emphasis on quality, locally sourced ingredients, proper seasoning and precise cooking technique is reflected in a concise, yet diverse variety of appetizers, salads, soups, entrees and desserts. Signature items include Maryland Eastern Shore–style crab cakes, diver caught scallops, and a hand-cut, fork-tender beef tenderloin steak that advances the Midwest’s beef reputation.
David Rabinovitz, Night Manager David has welcomed guests to Chaz since 2009, but many remember him from his earlier days as owner of Metropolis American Grill. Metropolis was a legendary restaurant that Zagat rated one of Kansas City’s top 5 restaurants. The magazine praised Metropolis for its “cozy cosmopolitan setting that oozes style, combined with the personal charm of the owner.” The University of Iowa graduate began his distinguished restaurant career in the early 1980s at and the Prospect of Westport, another popular local eatery of its day. David eventually managed the Prospect prior to establishing Metropolis. “The most rewarding aspect of my position at The Raphael is the opportunity to meet so many people from Kansas City and all over the world,” says David.