Dennis Foy

Chef Dennis Foy is aptly known as a founding father of American Cuisine, and has been at the forefront of the farm-to-table culinary movement since the early 1970s. He has shared his experience with a chain of young chefs - resulting in three generations of great New Jersey chefs and a host of restaurants directly related to Chef Foy' s inspired vision.

In 1974, Chef Foy opened a ground-breaking restaurant, The Tarragon Tree, in Chatham, that set a new standard for dining in New Jersey by using local farmers for fresh, seasonal ingredients. Chef Foy went on to other critically acclaimed restaurants, notably Toto' s in Summit, Mondrian in NYC, Bay Point Prime in Bay Head and Dennis Foy' s in Point Pleasant. He currently pursues his culinary vision at his new restaurant, Dennis Foy, in Lawrenceville.

Chef Foy has also pursued a painting career that has spanned 35 years, and is currently completing his studies in social work at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.