Chef Brian Duffy

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Name: Brian Duffy
Age: 40
Nationality: Irish American
Country of Residence: USA

1. Your Restaurant/Business: Multiple restaurants as well as Consultant for CBD Solution.

2. About Your Kitchen: Heaven! Always something fun. Old school & classic.

3. Your Favorite Chef Works Item: Baker style jackets such as the Palermo and Montreal. As a chef, I like a shorter sleeve … especially since I’m not on the line as much anymore.

4. First Job: Dishwasher & Bus Boy at Cassel’s Restaurant in Narberth, Pennsylvania USA in 1984.

5. Your Favorite Cookbook: Larousse Gastronomique: The World’s Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia By Librairie Larousse.

6. Your Awards: Multiple awards from national media as well as local groups.

7. Your Cooking Inspiration: Mom & Dad!

8. Your Speciality Dish: Classic peasant food. All things comfort.

9. Favorite Dish To Eat: All forms of BBQ & any Fish or Seafood.

10. Weirdest Thing You Ever Ate: Brain

11. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Moose Tracks which has Peanut Butter Cups and fudge ripple.

12. Favorite Drink: Dark & Stormy from “meat & potatoes” Pittsburgh PA!

13. Favorite Wine: Viognier, Bonterra Organic Vineyards, California USA

14. Who Would You Most Like To Cook For: My Grandmother

15. Who Would You Least Like To Cook For: My wonderful Midwest cousins…

16. Favorite Things To Do When Not Cooking:  Mountain biking, riding my Harley and ‘chillaxing’ with my daughters (11 & 8 yrs old).

17. Your Latest Project:  Opening 5 concept restaurants –  2 in Canada & 3 in the US

18. Favorite City and Why:  Savannah, Georgia USA as I Love the history, the class & the cleanliness.

19. Your Greatest Indulgence:  BBQ

20. Your All Time Best Culinary Tip: How to cut a pepper in three seconds!