Chef Watson takes the helm at valley steakhouse, Steak 44

Chef Robert Watson (Submitted photo)

Chef Robert Watson (Submitted photo)

Phoenix steakhouse, Steak 44 has announced the promotion of Robert Watson to Executive Chef.

Mr. Watson, who started as a chef’s apprentice in Philadelphia worked his way up to executive chef at his first job and from there, landed similar roles on the West Coast in Seattle.

After settling in Arizona 12-years-ago, Mr. Watson, a family man worked at several of the Valley’s finest country clubs and after settling in Arizona joined the Mastro family as a Sous Chef at Dominick’s Steakhouse and more recently named Executive Chef at Steak 44, according to a press release.

“I’m proud to be a part of the Steak 44 and Dominick’s family,” stated Mr. Watson, in the release. “They inspire their employees to learn and continue to grow every day.”

Mr. Watson enjoys the notoriety of Steak 44 and often visits with the guests and VIP’s when they visit the restaurant.

“It’s rewarding to work at a place that everyone wants to come see and be seen,” Mr. Watson stated in the release. “We serve great food and provide a memorable experience.”

Mr. Watson who has had a passion for fine cuisine from a young age is married with children, according to the release. He says he enjoys being part of company that puts families first.

“This is my best job ever. I’m spending more time with my wife and family.” Mr. Watson stated in the release. “The Mastro family takes care of me and is very loyal to their staff.”

Steak 44, which prides itself on only using the best and top quality ingredients, has seafood flown in daily and all of the beef is cut in-house by the Steak 44 Master Butcher.

“Our food is simple but done right,” Mr. Watson stated. “I’m proud to serve guests the highest quality products cooked the Steak 44 way.”

Chef’s Choice: fast facts with Chef Watson

  • Favorite Steak: New York
  • Favorite Fish: Ahi Tuna
  • Favorite Side: Fried Asparagus
  • Favorite Dessert: The new chocolate cake w/ bourbon cherry sauce

Steak 44 is located 5101 N. 44th St. in Phoenix. For more information visit

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