Sunday, January 29, 2017

Troy's Plumb Oyster Bar names an executive chef

Brandon Schatko
The fledgling Plumb Oyster Bar in Troy has just hired a new executive chef.

Brandon Schatko, formerly of the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, will officially debut on Saturday, February 4. He succeeds startup chef Scott Baggott.

Schatko is a native of the Detroit area who became an executive chef at the tender age of 21 at the Top of the Pontch at the downtown Crowne Plaza Hotel there. He was named "Best Chef-2016" by Detroit Metro Times.

According to the announcement, Schatko grew up in a family of "excellent home cooks" and a grandfather was a popular butcher, and goes on to say, "He describes his cooking style as being 'a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll' and finds his passion from cooking everything from scratch with the best products available."

Plumb Oyster Bar is located at 15 Second Street downtown. Phone: 326-0194.

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