Executive Chef Author Clark
For Grandale’s Executive Chef, Author Clark Jr., cooking is more than just a passion for culinary greatness. It’s a way of life. A constant evolution of matching modern techniques and fresh ingredients with classic methods and distinctive combinations. Chef Author has been at Grandale from the beginning, when he and a business partner decided that the time was right to bring a fine dining, farm-to-fork concept to the Loudoun area. His style is fresh, local, and modern.
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, Chef Author has more than a decade of fine dining restaurant experience with eight years as Executive Chef. He possesses a diverse culinary background, including five-star and five-diamond restaurants (such as the local L’Auberge Provencale) and New York’s finest catering establishments (Oliver’s). Using this culinary acumen, Author is able to design and create quality experiences of food and atmosphere for Grandale’s guests. Under his tutelage, a meal at Grandale is designed to be “a symphony of wine, food, atmosphere and good company.”