Our Co-Executive chef is an active member of the community of West Chester Pa, and a borough resident. Blaise is a very well known and respected Chef in and around West Chester. He has local ties in many of the surrounding towns, is extremely knowledgeable of the inner workings of opening and operating restaurants and has no limit to his creativity.
Blaise embodies what Side Bar & Restaurant strives to be as a company; creative, one step ahead of the rest and not scared to try new and exciting menu options.
-Chef and aided in all opening operations of Butterfish Restaurant formally of West Chester Pa. which was the sister restaurant of long respected Spence Café. www.butterfishrestaurant.com
-Chef at Spence Café formally of Downtown West Chester . www.spencecafe.com
-Started at the Downingtown Country Club, Cooked on the line from.1997-2000
-Sous Chef at The Restaurant and Bar (18 West Gay Street West Chester, Pa), Studied under Chef Tom Pagnini, who is currently Head Chef of Carlino’s Market ( www.carlinosmarket.com)on Gay Street in West Chester Pa. approx,01-03
-Aided in all opening operation for Kildare’s Irish Pub Inc. West Chester as a sous chef/kitchen manager in 03-05
Studied in Ireland under the chefs associated with the Irish Pub Company
-11 plus years being a chef in the downtown borough of Historic West Chester, Pa
-2 successful restaurant openings in the borough of West Chester, Pa.Co-Executive Chef : Big Dave Young III Age: Young Professional Experience: 22 years
At Age 16 David Young III started in South Jersey cooking around 1989. His training is what he considers as “all hands on” real life experiences in the kitchen and that has helped Dave develop his own style of cooking. Real life restaurant experiences cannot be duplicated in any classroom or cooking school.
Chef Dave Young , better known as Chef Big Dave moved from Jersey to Denver ,Colorado and worked as a chef at Campo De Fiori in Val, Colorado before moving back to the East Coast for a job with the well known Alberto Trattrio of Newton Square. Chef Big Dave worked at the Newton Square location for approximately 1 ½ years before taking over the West Chester Alberto’s as the Head chef were he ran this very successful restaurant and kitchen for 7 years. Chef Big Dave made West Chester’s Alberto’s what it was! He now brings his experience, talent and patient for cooking to Side Bar & Restaurant and is a very important part of our team that helped us not only launch Side Bar & Restaurant but make our 1st year a success!
We at Side Bar & Restaurant are extremely lucky to have these two unique and eclectic style of Chefs in our kitchen!! So come on out and test us out for yourself, you will not be disappointed!