At KeKe Confections, veteran chef Keoko Turner proves sweet on Cleveland

A favorite former Cleveland chef recently popped back up on our radar: Keoko Turner, who returned to his hometown last fall after a three-year stint as a restaurant consultant in Atlanta and along the East Coast. Prior to his departure, the Culinary Institute of America grad had worked downtown at Vivo and the former Alexandria’s on Main; in Valley View at the former Park City Diner; and in Aurora at Vito’s Italian Grill, where we grew particularly fond of his luscious braised short ribs. These days, though, Turner’s gone sweet, with a new endeavor he calls KeKe Confections, which finds him crafting artisanal, handmade chocolates from all-organic ingredients. ...
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