Dear Patrons,

All of us at The Katz Club Diner appreciate your support after the devastating fire that closed our restaurant and bar car on 10/7/14. We look forward to cooking in our kitchen again soon.

Our staff is still available to prepare for all of your holiday catering needs and are currently busy cooking in our kitchen at fire food and drink.

Please call Suzanne at 216.932.3333 x 206 for all of your upcoming casual and custom party needs.

Thanks again!
Douglas Katz

fire food and drink

The Katz Club Diner


Don't worry, our staff is available to help with your holiday catering.

For Holiday catering  call  216.932.3333 x 206

About Chef Doug Katz

Douglas Katz is the owner and executive chef of fire food and drink at historic Shaker Square, owner of The Katz Club Diner in Cleveland Heights, and Chef/Partner of Provenance, Provenance Cafe, and Catering By Provenance at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Chef Katz will launch the Fire Spice Company in late 2015.

For over a decade, Chef Katz has been celebrated for his unwavering support of local farmers and food artisans. In 2014, the prestigious James Beard Foundation nominated him for best Chef of the Great Lakes Region.

Chef Katz is a national and international advocate for a food system that is sustainable, healthful and local. He serves as a Chef Ambassador for the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Cooking for Solutions program which promotes environmentally responsible fishing and fish farming. In 2006 he was selected to attend Slow Food's Terra Madre conference in Italy in which delegates from over 150 member nations share ideas for keeping alive small-scale agriculture and sustainable food production.

Chef Katz has served as President of Cleveland Independents, an organization of 90 locally owned restaurants, which nurtures and promotes local independent restaurants. He is a past board member of Positively Cleveland, and currently serves on the board of The Countryside Conservancy in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. He consults frequently with media and civic leaders on local food initiatives. Chef Katz was named a Champion of Sustainability in 2011, by the group Entrepreneurs for Sustainability. In 2010 he was recognized in Crain's Cleveland Business "Who's Who, 150 names to know in Northeast Ohio."

Chef Katz is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and holds a B.S. from the University of Denver School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Prior to opening fire he served as executive chef of Moxie the restaurant, and worked at other acclaimed restaurants including The Little Nell, in Aspen, Colorado and Wildwood Restaurant in Portland, Oregon.


Culinary Institute of America

Hyde Park, New York
A.O.S. Degree in Culinary Arts,
April 1994

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
B.S.B.A. Hotel and Restaurant Management
November 1991

Awards and Career Highlights

  • James Beard Award Nomination Best Chef of the Great Lakes 2014
  • Cleveland Independents, Board President, 2009-2011
  • Crain's Cleveland Business "Who's Who, 150 Names to Know in Northeast Ohio" November 2010
  • Cooking for Solutions, Celebrity Chef Ambassador at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 2007 - 2011
  • Art of the Table, Salt Lake City Olympics, February 22, 2002
  • Food Network Appearances, Rachel Ray and Unique Eats
  • Reader's Digest, Rising Star of American Cuisine, August 1999
  • James Beard Foundation Dinners, Host Chefs, April 1999, May 2000, April 2003, May 2004
  • Five Star Sensation, a Benefit Including Celebrity Chefs, June 1999 and June 2015
  • Esquire Magazine, the Best New Restaurants of 1998

Professional History

Fire Spice Company

Cleveland, Ohio
Owner, Launching Fall 2015

Provenance at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, Ohio
Chef/partner, Since 2012 (Current)

The Katz Club Diner

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Chef/proprietor, Since 2012 (Current)

Fire Food and Drink

Cleveland, Ohio
Owner/executive Chef, Since 2001 (Current)

Moxie, the Restaurant

Beachwood, Ohio
Executive Chef – Douglas Katz

The Little Nell Hotel

Aspen, Colorado
Executive Chef – George Mahaffey

Wildwood Restaurant

Portland, Oregon
Executive Chef – Cory Schreiber

Boston Harbor Hotel

Boston, Massachusetts
Executive Chef – Daniel Bruce

Doug Katz in chef uniform
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