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Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Chef Brian Duffy had his first experiences in the kitchen as a young child with his big Irish-Italian Family. Those experiences introduced him to culinary life and led him to study at Philadelphia’s The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. Culinary school may have taught him technique, but it was those Sunday nights cooking with his family where he developed his passion.


After graduation, Chef Duffy worked under James Beard Award winning Chef Jean Marie LaCroix at The Four Seasons in Philadelphia. From there, he partnered in opening Kristopher’s, a BYOB concept that received widespread critical acclaim. It was through opening his own brick and mortar that Duffy began to realize his flair for refined, modernized pub fare and coined the term “New Celtic” cuisine. Duffy brought his “New Celtic” point of view to the Dave Magrogan Group as their Corporate Executive Chef for their brands. Following his successful tenure with DMG, Duffy joined forces with Seafood America as a consultant and Executive Chef, where he developed fresh and frozen products for grocery chains across the world.


Duffy formed "Duffified Experience Group" in 2012, a consulting firm with the realization that most of the smaller restaurant & bar operators that are out there needed someone who spoke their language & worked the way that they do. Through this firm Duffy has been able to work & oversee restaurants, bars & nightclubs around the globe. The motto of “Redefining the economics of foodservice” has given Duffy & all of his clients a new lease on their business and their lives. On and off camera, Chef Duffy works with restaurants across the country updating their menus and coaching them through much needed facelifts. His proven success has made him one of the most in demand restaurant and hospitality consultants across North America and overseas.


Duffy is perhaps most recognized from his abundant television appearances on the wildly popular Spike TV series Bar Rescue, where he tours the country (sometimes on his Harley Davidson) reforming failing bars and restaurants with his “tell it like it is” style. He made his on-camera debut on the Food Network series Date Plate and has appeared on countless segments on the DIY Network, HGTV, NBC, and Fine Living Network. Chef Duffy is also a regular to judge the Food Network series Beat Bobby Flay and has appeared on The Today Show since 2006 for the St. Patrick’s Day Irish cook-off. Chef Duffy even has his own line of signature spices, “Duffified Spice” as well as a line of T-Shirts, Kitchen aprons, Hats & chef driven Hand soaps which are all available on his website www.duffified.com.


Currently Duffy has collaborated with Rock Hard Media Group and created "Duffified Live" a travel show with an over the top approach to eating, drinking & traveling has taken off due to his attitude & stories from the road, the industry & his personal life & stories. When he isn’t with clients, taping or traveling he is working on his soon-to-be-released modern gastropub cookbook or hanging out with his family in the suburbs of Philadelphia.





Chef Brian Duffy and Award-winning Local Brewer Open Casual Urban Eatery in Historic Brewerytown 
Cheers Online: Chef Brian Duffy on Food Trends, Bar Business Plans and Horrible Bosses.   
Pittsburgh Tribune (05.12.15): Fan of Bacon? The America Loves Bacon Festival is Perfect for You
The Food Department on Philly.com (04.29.15): EATS 2015: 10 Chefs, 9 Trucks, 1 Night  
VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live Hosted by Nick Lachey: Chef Brian Duffy Crowns The Winner Of The Big Morning Buzz Breakfast Sandwich Showdown
Orangespoken.com: I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For… Bacon!  
WLTX-TV (03.27.15): America Loves Bacon Festival is Saturday
Carlos Hernandez’s article on CarlosEats.com (04.04.15): America Loves Bacon Festival Coming 4/11
The Daily Gamecock (03.29.15): Bacon Lovers Unite at Touring Festival
NJ.com (03.19.15): Polar Plunge etiquette? Tips for Saturday's event in Point Pleasant Beach 
The Today Show (03.17.15): St. Patrick’s Day Cook-Off! Beef-and-Stout Pie, Celtic Stew and More 
Bianca Unanchored (03.17.15): Grilled Whiskey & Honey Glazed Shrimp with Herby Marie Rose 
News-Press.com, City Tavern appearance (03.17.15): Where To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in SWFL  
East Tennessee’s The Daily Times online edition (03.14.15): America Loves Bacon Festival features famous chef and local bands 
AZCentral.com (03.02.15): America Loves Bacon Festival Was a Huge Hit  
ABC6, Wate.com (03.03.15): World’s Fair Park Hosts Knoxville Bacon Festival on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend  
AZbigmedia.com (02.24.15): Things to do this week: Bacon Festival, Cold War Kids
Citizens Voice (01.31.15) Chef Brian Duffy 'stoked' to walk in Pittston parade
CTNow (01.07.15): Mohegan Sun Winefest returns Jan. 23
People Magazine, Great Ideas column (01.05.15): Look Inside Nick and Drew Lachey’s New Sports Bar
City Beat (12.22.14): Lachey's Bar to Open Jan. 1
Nation’s Restaurant News (12.19.14): The hottest trend in fries.  
Rockford Register Star (12.23.15): Celebrity chef-inspired menu at aeRo Ale House in Loves Park steals show
Both Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys and Blog Talk Radio (11.30.14): Chef Brian Duffy Cooks Up Conversation with Garrison
The Savory, Obsev (11.26.14): Thanksgiving Tips Celebrity Chefs Live By  
Philly.com (10.06.14): Thousands turn out in South Phila. for bacon!  
The Morning Call (09.30.14): Easton Garlic Fest: Honoring foods that stink  
NJ.com (09.14.14): reality TV chef cooks up awareness for children's hunger in Princeton
Ohio Beverage Monthly on ISSUU.com (05.13): Summer is Here! Take Advantage of the Fresh Produce
Ohio Beverage Monthly on ISSUU.com (04.13): A Trip To Greece, Greek Wine and More
Ohio Beverage Monthly on ISSUU.com (03.13): Bar Food, Are You Meeting Expectations?
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Article "Mt. Adams Pavilion getting new look, menu" on Cincinnati.com  **Read here.