KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—December 21, 2017—Mickey Priolo has wasted no time, jumping right in to manage daily operations at Café Sebastienne as part of the all-star team headed up by Tony Glamcevski, Director of Food & Beverages and Special Events, and Executive Chef Remy Ayesh.

“It is a tremendous honor to have Mickey Priolo on staff as General Manager for Café Sebastienne,” stated Director Tony Glamcevski. “Mickey’s background of professional experience in the culinary arts, combined with his knowledge of service and hospitality, makes for a unique addition to our leadership team. His oversight of the daily operations of the Café will provide us with the opportunity to grow, as we continue to develop our food and beverage programs for the Museum in a contemporary way.”

Priolo graduated from Cornell University in 2014 with a certificate in hospitality management, after working as a Sous Chef at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Chef de Partie at Bluestem, and Executive Chef at The Corner Restaurant. In 2015, Priolo traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark, to supplement his knowledge of hospitality and culinary arts through a Nordic Gastronomy Internship at the renowned restaurant, Noma.

Most recently, Priolo served as the Food and Beverage Supervisor at Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center, while also spending time at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2015, Priolo helped to found Soil Collective, a group of Kansas City Chefs dedicated to researching and exploring new local cuisine, helping the industry reduce food waste, feeding those in need, and better connecting farmers to restaurants and consumers.

“Mickey’s work with Soil Collective – and his connection to our local community of growers, producers, and diners – is paramount to the mission of Café Sebastienne,” stated Director Tony Glamcevski.  “Working in close partnership with new Executive Chef Remy Ayesh and Museum leadership, I am very optimistic for our future as we usher in this next chapter for Café Sebastienne.”

Café Sebastienne at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is open for lunch, Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.; Dinner, Thursday and Friday, 5:30–9:00 p.m.; Brunch, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.; and can be found on Facebook and Instagram at @CafeSebastienne. Reservations can be made by calling 816-561-7740, online at, or through OpenTable. Café Sebastienne will once again be a featured participant in Kansas City Restaurant Week, January 12-21, 2018. To learn more, visit


About Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kansas City’s renowned FREE contemporary art museum, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art opened in October 1994 and draws 100,000 visitors each year. The Museum boasts a rapidly growing Permanent Collection that uniquely bridges modern and contemporary works of art featuring artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning, Georgia O’Keeffe, Keltie Ferris, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Richard Mosse, and Ursula von Rydingsvard. The Museum regularly hosts special exhibitions, installations, and lectures, as well as programs and workshops for youth, teens, and families.

About Café Sebastienne
Recognized as one of Kansas City’s premier dining venues for outstanding cuisine since it opened in 1994, Café Sebastienne is nestled within Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art giving diners a spectacularly unique view of the regions finest modern and contemporary art collections. The Gunnar Birkerts architectural design, floor to ceiling works of art, bustling museum atmosphere, top-notch service, and award-winning wine list are just a few notables that continue to give guests a wonderful dining experience. Café Sebastienne is the perfect setting for intimate and grand affairs, business outings, events, and all your special dining needs.

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