This Philly native eats, breathes, sleeps and creates all things food and especially barbecue. A self-taught chef who has been in the kitchen since age five, Chad found his calling in the world of barbecue, having won a series of competitions and events over the last 18 years. He is also a successful restaurateur, having opened a handful of BBQ, comfort food and Vietnamese restaurants in the Philadelphia area, including fan favorite The Lucky Well. The Lucky Well is currently expanding throughout the Philadelphia area and Chicago.

Most recently, Chad was cast on Season 9 of Food Network Star and returned as a fan Favorite in Season 10. He was a finalist on Chopped Grill Masters Napa and is currently in development on several new TV concepts. Chad is constantly on the hunt for new flavors and inspirations and loves to combine Live Fire cooking with True American BBQ, which he calls "Plating With Fire". He feels that great food and service just isn't good enough anymore and he's now on a mission to deliver culinary experiences. He is, at his core, an experimental chef who cooks through his soul, his experiences, and his taste buds...


Chad is available for catering, personal chef experiences, tv opportunities, and other appearances and always happy to hear from you.