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 15 years. He is also a successful restaurateur, having opened a handful of BBQ, Comfort Food and Vietnamese restaurants in the Philadelphia area, including fan favorites The Lucky Well and Bánh Street.
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 Asian cuisine with American BBQ. He is at his core an experimental chef who cooks by his experiences, his soul and his taste buds...
THE LUCKY WELL The Lucky Well has been dishing out some of the best barbecue north of the Mason-Dixon since opening in downtown Ambler in 2013. In addition to Memphis-style ribs, brisket, smoked wings and full compliment of comfort food, The Lucky Well also features a full service whiskey bar, a large selection of craft-brewed beers, and a live blues music lounge.
BÁNH STREET We’ve traveled the country and the world to perfect the American Bánh Mi (Vietnamese hoagie.) We incorporate the best fish sauce straight from Saigon, all-natural chickens and eggs from our backyard in Lancaster County, and the best baguette we could find baked in South Philly. Our produce is delivered fresh daily and all meats and tofu are marinated and charbroiled or seared using very little oil. This combination offers you the freshest, most mouth-watering Bánh Mi sandwich.
BÁNH STREET FRIED CHICKEN We've cloned everything that's great about the Original Bánh Street and added double-fried seasoned chicken to the menu. Typically a Korean dish, our chef uses the double fried method, then fuses in some traditional Vietnamese flavors.... Bánh Street Fried Chicken.