Classic American Fare Reimagined

Dr. Chef Dan

Dan Murray is a unique culinary personality in the Rochester area… school administrator (Dr. Murray) by day and private chef (Chef Dan) by night. Dan has been a school teacher and administrator for over 20 years while continuing to grow his talents and passions as a chef. He has worked in many different aspects of food service since his first job washing dishes at age 14!

At a national level, Dan appeared on Food Network’s “Cooks vs. Cons” in Season 2 (2016) on the “Pie Fight” episode. Locally, Dan was featured as part of the “Democrat and Chronicle Food and Wine Experience” (with headliner Duff Goldman) in September of 2017. Chef Dan has twice headlined The Summit Federal Credit Union’s “Wine and Chocolate Festival” in Rochester in January and October of 2016. Dan also appeared on WHAM/FOX TV’s “Good Day Rochester” for a special Labor Day segment in September 2016 and shared his top tips for better burgers. Dan has been interviewed twice for WHAM-1180’s “Food and Wine Show” and competed in the Great American Backyard Burger Competition in 2015.

Here is a link to an article about Chef Dan that appeared in the Mendon, Honeoye-Falls, Lima Sentinel in January of 2018: https://mhflsentinel.com/meet-dan-murray-educator-in-chef/

Dr. Chef Dan was also profiled by WXXI-TV in April of 2018 on the show Need to Know for their series about people with “double lives.” Here is a link to that video: http://wxxinews.org/post/watch-gop-monroe-co-family-court-judge-candidates-debut-our-double-lives-series (the part about Chef Dan starts 14 minutes in).

Chef Dan specializes in private dinner events, small-scale catering, and cooking demonstrations. As an educator, he has always had a passion for helping others achieve their greatest potential. You can contact Dan through his website <http://drchefdan.com> to hire him for your next event. He would love to work with you to create a unique experience for you and your guests.

D&C Food and Wine Experience


Cooks vs. Cons


Wine & Chocolate Festivals


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