Author bnlhosp_admin

Essie’s Restaurant Coming to Little Italy Poughkeepsie

“Newcomer Essie’s Restaurant opens its doors this month in Little Italy, joining the ranks of this area’s rich history of restaurants, and taking up residence in the space occupied previously by Café Bocca. Young chef-owner Brandon Walker, a graduate of the Culinary Institute, has an impressive 15 year history in the restaurant business. His resume includes stints in New York City working at famous 3-star restaurants such as Park Avenue Café, The Tribeca Grill, Oceana, and BLT Prime. Locally he has worked at Panzur, and Nic L Inn, where he was the opening Executive Chef, and he has traveled around the globe seeking great food experiences that you will undoubtedly taste and feel in your experience at Essie’s”.

Read the entire article here!!!

Hudson Valley Network News

Brandon Becomes the Celebrity Chef Cook off Champion at the Jerk Festival

At the 5th Annual Jerk Festival, Celebrity Chef Brandon Walker shows off his culinary genius at the Celebrity Chef Cook Off competition. Brandon competed against Chef Eddie G where  both chefs were presented with a mystery basket with beef kidneys, chocolate cookies, kale, and a mystery ingredient of coconut donuts. Both chefs were also provided with pantry ingredients to make there dishes. To no avail Chef Brandon Walker came out victorious with his Jerk Beef Kidney, and coconut-kale potato stew.

“Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival”