A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, award-winning chef David Burke’s 25-year career is decorated with honors that pay homage to his respected culinary skill, creative whimsy, and philanthropic efforts, including appearances on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, and receiving a US patent for his pink Himalayan salt dry-age technique for steaks. In Fall 2015, David Burke joined ESquared Hospitality to work as a culinary partner on new and innovative concepts. In September 2016, David Burke and ESquared Hospitality opened BLT Prime by David Burke in Washington D.C., followed by Tavern62 by David Burke, a modern American tavern in New York’s Upper East Side, in October of 2016.
David Burke Caterers proudly serves New Jersey to the Hamptons and now the Hudson Valley, with full-service catering for weddings, corporate gatherings, and social celebrations. Chef David Burke will create a catering package that will tantalize your guests.
Fueled by passion, grit and a knack for artful innovation, David Burke is one of the best known and most respected chefs in modern American cuisine.
Considered a leading pioneer in American cooking, David Burke, a New Jersey native, is also recognized internationally for his revolutionary techniques, exceptional skills , successful restaurant empire and his many TV appearances. In the parlance of today’s celebrity driven culture, he is a rock star of the culinary world.
At just 26, Burke’s kitchen mastery won him the executive chef position of New York City’s legendary River Cafe. While 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. He subsequently won Japan’s Nippon Award for Excellence, the Robert Mondavi Award of Excellence and two nominations for James Beard Best Chef. Burke was also awarded a coveted three-star New York Times review for the River Café and later became a familiar guest on TV’s Top Chef. Chef Burke owns and operates David Burke Tavern, BLT Prime by David Burke, Woodpecker, Drifhouse, Nauti Bar, Asbury Kitchen, Breckenridge Distillery. He is the Culinary Director at the Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga, NY, Ventannas at The Modern in Ft. Lee, NJ, Son Cubano, Red Salt Room by David Burke, King Bar, Patio Bar, David Burke at Orange Lawn, Mister French in NYC as well as Cloud Bar and Red Salt at Le Meridien in Charlotte NC.