New Haven Register


By Register Staff

New Restaurant New Haven

Crafted by Hand restaurant to open in space at 167 Orange St. in New Haven.
It will feature all-day breakfast, as well as lunch.

NEW HAVEN — While other area eateries are slowly reopening, a new restaurant, Crafted by Hand, is jumping into the food scene with an opening next week.

Chef and owner Christopher Bateman was executive chef at the Paloma Restaurant in his hometown of Stamford, after working in New York, Hawaii and Dubai.

His new business, which opens on Monday, will be located at 167 Orange St. and specialize in all-day breakfast, artisan tacos, sandwiches and salads.

“I’m excited to begin this new venture. New Haven has always been my favorite city in Connecticut,” Bateman said in an email.

“I feel connected to the food scene here and even more with the community after moving to East Haven last year,” he said. “I look forward to serving the local community who are looking for an approachable, quality food experience.”

Open 7 days a week, CBH Café hours will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.

It will serve breakfast and lunch, soups, and salads, with prices ranging from $5.50 for a sunrise quesadilla to $11.95 for skirt steak salad.


Sandwich offerings include corned beef hash dip, huli huli chicken tacos and short rib grilled cheese, among other selections inspired by Bateman’s travels.

Bateman was the sous chef for the Pierre Hotel from 2000-03 in New York City and chef de cuisine for the Four Seasons Resort in Maui from 2003-06. He graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in New York in 2000, according to the email.

In 2006 he joined the Essex house NYC. He moved to Dubai for the Emirates Towers Hotel, then the pre-opening team of Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai as executive chef in 2011. He then became executive chef of the Four Seasons Hualalai. Bateman also opened Porron and Pina in Hartford for Tyler Anderson before going solo, the email noted.

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