PARK CITY, Utah — Vessel Kitchen opened its Kimball Junction location in the summer of 2016. Nick Gradinger saw an opportunity to fill a missing niche in the Park City restaurant scene. He envisioned a place for casual dining with great ingredients at a reasonable price.
Gradinger, with co-founders Brian Reeder and executive chef Roe’e Levy, designed Vessel Kitchen with an intention. “Quality food, quality ingredients, with a twist on the fast-casual quick-service setting – all at an affordable price point,” Gradinger said, “We thought we could do better and find the middle ground that is more of an everyday eatery.”
The consistent quality and approachable atmosphere contribute to the steady stream of die-hard regulars. Vessel’s commitment to sourcing seasonal and local ingredients for ethnically diverse dishes helps them achieve their goal of joy in every bite. Since the Park City location launch in 2016, Vessel has opened three additional locations in Salt Lake.
“The most flattering thing we hear from Park City residents is that they come to Vessel three to five times a week,” he said. “That is something we always wanted to be. You can get something different every day, not get tired of Vessel, and not pay an arm and a leg for it.”
The Kimball Junction location is now one of four Vessel Kitchen restaurants (the other three in Salt Lake). While the company is growing, Nick gives a special tribute to the flagship location. “Park City holds a special place in our hearts, not only because it was the first restaurant because the community rallied so hard from the very beginning.”