JRK Hotel Group is proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kuleto’s restaurant at their San Francisco property, Villa Florence.

“Kuleto’s is an institution in San Francisco known for its consistent, high quality Italian food and unpretentious service.  We are proud to celebrate the 25th Anniversary with the hotel and local Union Square community” said John Flannigan, president of JRK Hotel Group.

In honor of this milestone, Kuleto’s and Villa Florence are celebrating by offering lunch customers 25% off food through April.

Inspired by Northern Italian cuisine, Kuleto’s restaurant prides itself on serving the freshest, local ingredients and daily homemade specialties. Under the leadership of Chef Robert Helstrom, Kuleto’s has earned a reputation among San Francisco natives and visitors alike as an institution combining Italian culinary tradition, old San Francisco charm, and a dedication to fresh, artisan ingredients.

From a young age, Chef Helstrom had a passion for cooking. Inspired by his mother and family meals back home in Indiana, he got his first chefs job at 18. He moved to Southern California in the early 1980’s, where he worked in kitchens from Laguna Beach to Corona del Mar, finally settling in San Francisco in 1986. There, he opened the restaurant Corona Bar & Grill and, soon after was asked to be head chef at Kuleto’s.

His cooking philosophy centers around what he describes as “cooking from scratch”, a deeply held belief that homemade, carefully-crafted ingredients are the foundation of quality food. This standard is evident in Kuleto’s artisan breads which are baked daily, fresh pastas, cured meats and olives, cheeses and other in-house specialties.  By maintaining excellent relationships with local farmers and fisherman, Chef Helstrom and Kuleto’s celebrate the local produce and seasonal ingredients of the bay area while still maintaining the cultural traditions and flavors of Italy.

About Villa Florence:
The 182-room Villa Florence, San Francisco’s finest boutique hotel, boasts one of the best locations the city, with easy access to Union Square, the Powell Street Cable Car line, Moscone Center, and much more. Built in 1908, the building offers visitors a glimpse of old San Francisco with all the modern conveniences and impeccable service of a luxury hotel. For more information please visit:  villaflorence.com.

About JRK Hotel Group:
JRK Hotel Group, a division of JRK Asset Management, owns and operates premium boutique hotel properties, including the Oceana Santa Monica, the Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara, the Roger Williams New York, the Villa Florence San Francisco, and the largest Holiday Inn Express in the nation, located in Nashville, Tenn. The brand is committed to offering guests modern, luxurious accommodations with all the comforts of home, boasting residential design influences, high-tech amenities, and world-class customer service. For more information on JRK Hotel Group, visit: jrkhotels.com.


Contact:  Sascha Sudikoff at ssudikoff@jrkhpropholdings.com or at 310-268-8344 for additional information or photo.