Born and raised in Philly, Chad's a self-taught chef who has been in the kitchen since age five and found his calling in the world of barbecue. He's a successful restaurateur, having opened a handful of BBQ and comfort food spots in the Philadelphia area, including his flagship – The Lucky Well.
Over the past two decades, Chad has won multiple competitions and appeared on several food shows, including two seasons of Food Network Star and Chopped Grill Masters, where he was runner-up. He's constantly on the hunt for new flavors and inspirations and loves to combine live fire cooking with the smoke of true American BBQ.
His newest concept, Motel Fried Chicken, is taking the country by storm, one chicken sandwich at a time. Look for it in a city near you soon!
Favorite drink: Jack on the rocks.
No lie – I have size 14 feet.
No, I do NOT want the salmon.
With three locations in the Philadelphia area, The Lucky Well serves up the best BBQ, comfort food and cocktails north of the Mason-Dixon line.
Experience: American BBQ, Cocktails & Live Blues
Locations: Philadelphia, PA // Ambler, PA // Warrington, PA
Herb Brined, Herb Finished, Buttermilk Fried. Always moist and super crispy using only the freshest and highest quality poultry and ingredients. MFC is coming soon to a city near you.
Experience: Fried Chicken Sandwiches, Fried Handhelds, Sides
Locations: Philadelphia, PA // San Antonio, TX
While filming “Chopped” in Northern California, Chad was struck with inspiration to create the perfect fried chicken, followed shortly by an inspiration to create the perfect fried chicken sandwich. He spent years perfecting his recipe, and in 2020 Motel Fried Chicken was born. And while the closest MFC may be far away from you, the world's best fried chicken sandwich doesn't have to be.
With Goldbelly, you can get Motel Fried Chicken sandwiches delivered anywhere in the U.S. Can't wait a moment longer?
GET SOME NOW.