Meet Our Chefs
Skylar Byrd, Executive Chef
Cafe Blue Moose - New Hope, PA
Cafe Blue Moose was founded in 2006 in Bucks County, PA, as the area’s first youth-run restaurant. Skylar Bird, then 14, and several good friends began serving their family and friends on a small scale basis out of Skylar's converted mill home in Buckingham. As word spread about what they were up to, locals appeared to check out this unique dining experience— gaining the weekend supper club its original following!
Mark and Eric Plescha, Executive Chefs
Charcoal - Yardley, PA
Since 1995, Charcoal has been crafting seasonal meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We believe food satisfies more than our taste buds. It develops memories, brings people together, and ignites a creativity deep inside.
At Charcoal we experiment with modern culinary techniques while incorporating the classics. For us, food is more than a passion, it's a lifestyle.
Bill Murphy, Executive Chef
Earl’s New American - Lahaska, PA
A Bucks County original returns. All new, yet anchored in the culinary traditions that made it one of the area’s favorite restaurants. Earl’s New American pairs the rustic charm and romance of a Bucks County farmhouse with contemporary cuisine. Enjoy dinner at a reclaimed wood table, savor a cocktail on our patio or slip behind the barn doors for a private event with friends, family or coworkers.
Blake Faure and Jon Ramsay, Executive Chefs
Golden Pheasant Inn – Erwinna, PA
For more than 20 years, parents Michel and Barbara Faure ran Golden Pheasant Inn before passing on responsibility to their daughters Briar Faure Mewbourne, Brittany Faure Booz, and Blake Faure. The three sisters have worked tirelessly to preserve the historical charm of the inn while enhancing it with contemporary amenities.
The Inn, built in 1857, is home to the longest continuously operating restaurant/hotel along the Delaware Canal, and is recognized on the National Registry of Historic Places. The tavern and former mule barn area of the Golden Pheasant Inn served as early commercial buildings constructed along the Delaware River and the Delaware Canal to serve mercantile traffic. An important gathering place, the tavern was the social hub for farmers, travelers, and later, canal men and vacationers.
Today, the property retains its architectural integrity and continues to be used as a lodging facility—as it has for its entire history.
Dave Mergen, Executive Chef & Owner and Dave Demko, Chef
JustFood - Buckingham Green, Holicong, PA and Market at DelVal, Doylestown, PA
Since our first store opened in 1998 at The Buckingham Green Shopping Center, our goal has been simple...create interesting recipes using the best ingredients! Our chefs are graduates of some of the world's top culinary schools & have years of restaurant experience that our guest have come to trust JustFood for top quality meals; whether a take out dinner for two, or a lavish party for hundreds..JustFood has become one of the area's premier caterers.
In 2010, JustFood partnered with Shady Brook Farm & Delaware Valley University to allow JustFood the use of "Fresh from the Field" produce. Our guest are now able to enjoy our farm fresh food in 3 locations, Buckingham Green, Market at Delaware Valley University & Shady Brook Farm Market!
Matthew McPhelin (pictured on the left), Chef/Owner
Maize Restaurant – Perkasie, PA
Chef Matthew McPhelin graduated with honors from The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia. Since then he refined his culinary skills and his creativity flourished when he worked in the award winning kitchens in Philadelphia. Matt finally realized his dream of opening his own restaurant in 2009.
Everything on our menu is made from scratch. We choose locally grown items, at the peak of their season. Our menu changes weekly.