Chef Darian Bryan

Chef Darian, is a Jamaican chef bringing the heat to Buffalo, NY. He has been featured on Food Network, CBS News, ESPN, The Jamaican Observer, The Gleaner, TVJ and so much more. He arrived in the states in 2012 and has quickly rose to the spotlight through his pop-up fine dining dinners in surprising and unusual locations, private dinners and meal prep for Buffalo’s favorite NFL players, and his block long lines at his Jamaican pop-up events titled “Jerk Hut”.

Chef Darian specializes in everything extra from his signature fedora hats and chef jacket styles, to his jewelry, to his colossal surf and turf. Recently he opened a brand new dining concept, a boutique for chef services. The boutique allows the Chef to focus on his mission which is redefining the chef, bringing them from the back of the house to the front, with each dining party centered around his cooking.

Chef Darian believes that chefs are rock stars and should be celebrated as such, their food makes people happy and they should feel and see that love too. Through all his success he represents Jamaica to the fullest and loves to merge his Caribbean cuisine with all his fine dining dishes, hence the nickname, “The Fancy Jerk”

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