Not Your Average Joe's Hires New Executive Chef from Boulud Group
Not Your Average Joe’s announced that Aaron Chambers was named to the position of vice president of culinary, executive chef. Chef Chambers brings more than 20 years’ of international experience to his role, as an alumnus of such renown culinary institutions as Le Manoir in Oxford, England, Café de Parc in Washington, D.C., Al Mahara in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Café Boulud and Boulud Sud in New York City, and most recently, Bar Boulud in Boston. Chambers will be responsible for leading and developing Not Your Average Joe’s culinary strategy and vision while playing an integral role in teaching and developing the brand’s chefs.
“We are honored to welcome Aaron to our leadership team,” says Stephen Silverstein, founder and chief executive officer of Not Your Average Joe’s. “Not only is Aaron a great guy and a highly accomplished chef who has received countless acclamations from several award winning kitchens, but his enthusiasm and passion for the food we serve is infectious. His commitment to education will add a fresh dimension to Not Your Average Joe’s and the attractive culinary talent he posseses will certainly propel our creative casual cuisine to the next level.”
While working with Daniel Boulud and the Boulud Group for nearly eight years, Chambers was named one of Zagat’s 30 Under 30; he also received Star Chef’s Rising Star award and helped maintain 1 star Michelin recognition at Café Boulud, among other accolades. Growing up on a farm in Northern England, Chambers was no stranger to experimenting with the freshest local ingredients to dream up delicious, uncomplicated dishes of utmost quality. At Not Your Average Joe’s, Chambers will showcase his culinary finesse and continue to leverage simple, fresh ingredients to develop intriguing dishes with amazing flavors to further elevate the guest dining experience.
Chambers adds, “I am thrilled to be joining such a unique restaurant family that embraces the use of high quality, seasonal ingredients to create shareable dishes for all people to enjoy. I look forward to collaborating with the entire Not Your Average Joe’s team to make a memorable statement out of the food we serve our guests.”