Dan Page started his hospitality career early, helping out as a dishwasher at one of his neighbor’s restaurants as a teenager, and working at an area marina in the summer. Not long after that, he got his first formal restaurant job at the Green Bay Country Club in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Early on he realized that he wanted a career in fine dining, and by the time he was 23, he was the managing one of the area’s great restaurants, Andrew’s at James Street Inn in De Pere Wisconsin. In 2009 Page moved on to Chicago in hopes to further expand his career in fine dining.
Once in Chicago, Page landed a role as a Captain at L2O. He was naturally a good fit for the restaurant’s detail-oriented service style. As Captain, he worked under chef Laurent Gras, and later witnessed the transition to chef Matthew Kirkley. Not long after, he was promoted to Manager, and his passion for excellent service was rewarded when the restaurant was semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation Outstanding Service award in 2014. He served as the Manager at L2O for three years, during which time the restaurant received two Michelin stars each year. After the re-conception of L2O in 2014, he spent a year as Manager of Lettuce Entertain You’s Intro restaurant, which featured a rotating cast of guest chefs, and he concluded his Chicago career as Service Director for RPM Italian Chicago.
In the summer of 2016, Page moved from Chicago to the Bay Area to take the role of General Manager of Coi, where he and chef Matthew Kirkley are working together to create an exceptional dining experience. Page believes that fine dining service can often be too rigid, and that service should offer a careful balance of professionalism and warmth, and should be customized to suit the needs of each table. His approach is unobtrusive, not ostentatious, and his goal is for every step of service to appear effortless to the guests.