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Executive Chef Darren Pettigrew of ALFIE’S BAR & KITCHEN in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC

Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef Darren Pettigrew of ALFIE'S BAR & KITCHEN in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Dublin-born chef Darren Pettigrew was trained in London at the Da Vere Grand Connaught Rooms and grew up working in the kitchens of New York. Throughout his career he has donned the stove at countless established restaurants in New York honing his skills in the kitchen and continually pushing the envelope with more creative takes on everyday dishes. He previously owned seafood restaurant Stella Maris at the South Street Seaport for five years. He also spent a number of years working with famed restaurateurs Peter and Harry Poulakakos at their Financial District properties. Now he serves as the Executive Chef for the SRP NYC restaurant group, developing innovative menus for their various concepts.

Alfie’s Bar & Kitchen, the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood favorite that just celebrated its eight-year anniversary, spotlights a brand-new and refreshed New American Gastro Pub menu from new Executive Chef Darren Pettigrew. The restaurant is owned by seasoned

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New chef up for a Monster challenge | The Canberra Times

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Monster Kitchen and Bar’s new executive chef, Paul Wilson, knows he’s got his work cut out for him, taking over one of the top kitchens in town just as Ovolo Hotels announce all its restaurants and bars across Australia and Hong Kong are going vegetarian for 365 days. “I know I can cook meat, I know I can cook fish, I’ve been doing it for the last 15 years,” he says. “But having to think about our new menu, the new approach, is exciting, being able to use everything I’ve learned about cooking vegetables and to make them the star of the show, I’m really looking forward to it.” Wilson is new to Canberra, Australian-born he’s spent time working overseas, most notably at Geranium in Denmark, rated as one of the world’s best restaurants. He was on holidays in Copenhagen and dined

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Wine Me Dine Me: Chef to stars shakes up Rochester gastropub – Entertainment – seacoastonline.com

He’s cooked for presidents and first ladies at inaugurations and celebrations, competed on – and won – Iron Chef America and served as chef at birthday parties for luminaries like Shaquille O’Neal and Julia Child.

During his 40-year career, chef Walter Leffler has led the culinary programs at renowned Hilton hotels including the Willard Room at Washington D.C.’s Willard Intercontinental just outside the White House grounds, where former First Lady Nancy Reagan dined three times a week and the Hilton Short Hills in New Jersey, the only 5-Diamond Hilton restaurant worldwide. A guest chef at the James Beard House on dozens of occasions, Leffler even cooked for the late, great Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential” launch party.

But chef Leffler kept many of those experiences, accolades and honors off of his resume when searching for a new position in the Seacoast area a year ago, before finally landing at Revolution Taproom

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