After cutting his teeth in the bar and restaurant scene of Hoboken for over 10 years (most notably the Turtle Club), Mr. Checket took his talents to Jersey City to fulfill a life-long dream of operating a wedding and banquet facility. Battello has blossomed into one of the premier dining and banquet venues in the state of NJ. Still a very hands-on operator, Checket continues to explore his passion to deliver exceptional food paired with flawless service in one of the most beautiful restaurants in the state. A certified sommelier, Cory oversees the beverage program and has curated an extensive wine list comprising of more than 200 labels and a progressive cocktail program focusing on classic cocktails with a modern twist.
In addition to Battello, Checket, along with partners Joseph Calafiore and Ryan DePersio, oversee the business operation's of their sister restaurant, The Kitchen Step, located in the Van Vorst section of Jersey City. This modern-American bistro has been a neighborhood staple since it's opening in 2016. When not greeting guests at one of his restaurants, he can be found golfing, snowboarding, or teaching his toddler daughter about tannins and why Italy makes the best wine.