Meet Chef Darryl Harmon, a renowned culinary mastermind, and Chef/Partner at Amina Restaurant & Lounge, Black Hen in Philadelphia, PA, and Vibe Burger in Riverdale, NJ. At Amina, his exceptional menu earned the prestigious Best of Philly 2023 award for "Best Southern Restaurant." Chef Harmon's culinary expertise extends further as the Culinary Director for Casa De Lobo, VB3 Pizzeria in Jersey City, NJ, The Polo Club in Holmdel, NJ.
Chef Harmon has garnered accolades for his extraordinary culinary skills. He is an award-winning chef for multiple restaurants in New York City and serves as a National Brand Ambassador for Certified Angus Beef®.
Chef Harmon's captivating creations have graced intimate dinners attended by A-list celebrities and politicians, including John Legend, Martha Stewart, Jamie Foxx, Boyz II Men, Michael Bay, President Barack Obama, and President Joe Biden. Additionally, he has catered for athletes such as DeSean Jackson, Ryan Howard, Michael Vick, Carlos Ruiz, Shane Victorino, Scott Hartnell, and Donovan McNabb.
His culinary prowess has been showcased at prestigious events like The Food Network's New York Wine & Food Festival, where his Double Smashed Burger won the People's Choice Award at Burger Bash in 2018. He has also delighted food enthusiasts at the South Beach and Atlantic City Wine & Food Festivals, Taste Philadelphia, MetroCooking Dallas, the Specialty Food Association's Sofi Awards Reception, and the National Governors Chef's Convention.
Previously serving as Executive Chef at Water Works Restaurant & Lounge in Philadelphia, Chef Harmon's menu earned the title of "Best New Restaurant" from Philadelphia Style Magazine. His exceptional talent also earned him the honor of being named 'Chef of the Year' by the American Culinary Federation's Professional Chef's Association of the South Jersey Chapter, where he served as Board Vice President from 2006 to 2010.
As a celebrity chef caterer, Chef Harmon has orchestrated events for the James Beard Foundation, Chaine des Rotisseurs, and the National Football League Players Association. He has also shared his expertise as a celebrity chef for Holland America Cruise Line, leading culinary presentations during a seven-day cruise from Vancouver to Alaska.
Not only has Chef Harmon dazzled guests at Metlife Stadium's Toyota Coaches Club as the New York Giants Game Day Celebrity Chef, but his culinary prowess has also graced TV shows nationwide. From The Today Show, Good Day New York and Good Morning America to The Food Network's "Best Thing I Ever Ate," "Food Paradise," "Man vs. Food," "Ginormous Foods," “Wendy Williams Show,” Christmas Chowdown” with Carla Hall “Deliciously Twisted Classics” and many more. Chef Harmon's culinary creations have captivated audiences.
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