Conversationalist: David Burke

David Burke

Celebrity Chef

A leading pioneer in modern American cooking, New Jersey-born Burke, is a culinary rock star, recognized internationally for his revolutionary techniques, exceptional skills, successful restaurant empire and TV appearances. At 26, Burke became executive chef at NYC’s legendary River Café. There, he became the first American ever to win the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Diplome d’Honneur, cementing his reputation as a leading international chef. Other international awards include, among others, Japan’s Nippon Award for Excellence, the Robert Mondavi Award of Excellence, James Beard Award, and guest appearances on TV’s Top Chef. The pandemic’s lockdowns sparked his creative genius, launching Burke’s hilarious and informative video cooking demos with “Lefto,” a puppet with an uncanny resemblance to Burke. He also started a virtual online cooking demo program, “CookinDB,” now used as employee incentive programs by Fortune 500 companies. And, while 30% of restaurants closed nationwide, Burke opened four new restaurants including his masterpiece, Orchard Park by David Burke, his first-ever complete buildout project. His 1776 by David Burke will open at Morristown’s Topgolf Swing Suite in 2021. Author of two cookbooks, Burke is also a philanthropist, establishing #FeedtheHeroes, a program that donated 100,000 meals to frontline workers and charities.

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Enjoy this tribute to Chef David, a pioneer in modern American cooking

1776 by David Burke – New Morristown restaurant: Click HERE