Restaurant News

Central Bistro in Phoenix Sold to New Owner Group — That Includes Chef Matt Carter of Zinc Bistro

Earlier this year, the owners of Central Bistro, the New American eatery located at 3160 East Camelback Road, sold the restaurant to a new group of owners that includes one of the Valley's top chefs. Former owner Osio Culinary Group sold the restaurant on January 21, and it has been under new ownership since that date. 

Bistro Partners, the group that now owns the restaurant, comprises partners James Shough, Mark Drinkwater, Brian Raab, and Matt Carter — the last being the well-respected chef behind three other restaurants in Scottsdale: Zinc Bistro, The Mission, and The House Brasserie

Osio Culinary Group founder German Osio says selling Central Bistro, which he opened in 2012, gives the company a chance to "sharpen our focus on aggressively expanding SumoMaya at a national level,” according to a press release. 

The Osio Culinary Group still operates three other restaurants in metro Phoenix: Local Bistro, SumoMaya, and Kale & Clover.

For more information about the restaurant, visit the Central Bistro website

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Lauren Saria
Contact: Lauren Saria