Danville's restaurants might get even more desirable now that two of its chefs are in the top 50 of Bay Area chefs, according to the online culinary site Chef2Chef.net.
's Rodney Worth and 's Jason Buckley can now add this label to their resumes.
“This is a huge honor to even be considered with any of these chefs,” said Worth, who is both The Peasant & The Pear co-owner and executive chef. “We just thank our customers and the East Bay community for supporting us all of these years."
While the “Chef-2-Chef” Top 50 honored chefs across the Bay Area, only three of them - including Worth - operate restaurants east of the Caldecott Tunnel.
“I am excited that ‘Chef-2-Chef’ is realizing that there are great restaurants in the Bay Area, which are outside of San Francisco and Napa Valley,” Worth said. “We’ve been doing some great, creative California cuisine in the San Ramon Valley for years.”
Diablo Magazine also named worth a top chef in the East Bay and the Peasant & The Pear received the prestigious Michelin Recommended status for the past two years. The restaurant also was given a top Zagat rating.
Worth also owns “The Peasant’s Courtyard” in Alamo, the “Little Pear” and “The Prickly Pear Cantina” in Blackhawk Plaza, and the soon to open “Ferrari’s Cucina Italiano,” also in Danville’s Blackhawk Plaza.
For the Blackhawk Grille's Buckley, he is a graduate of the Scottsdale Culinary Institute and he won a Bronze Medal in the 5-course menu category from the American Culinary Federation.