The Manor of Hope is excited to announce our new Culinary Director, Andrew Deery!
Andrew is an important part of the local Phoenixville area community and up until a few months ago, he owned and operated a local, highly acclaimed restaurant called Majolica.
Majolica was awarded the “3-Bell Review” from food critic, Craig Laban of the Philadelphia Inquirer. While at Majolica, he received numerous awards and accolades, including the “Best Chef of Chester County.” Andrew was also highlighted in many magazines and publications as well as being included on the cover of internationally circulated Art Culinaire Magazine.
Andrew became involved with the Manor of Hope several years ago when he became a Building Futures Program partner. He mentored one of the Manor’s first residents named Steve S. who was extremely successful in the program and stayed with Majolica until its closing. You can read about Steve and Andrew’s Journey here.
Andrew brings an accumulated skill, experience and expertise to the Manor of Hope program, with a focus on culinary and agricultural education. He is spearheading our new Culinary Educational Program where he teaches residents about the importance of nutrition and diet as well as how to cook.
He is also developing a new Agricultural Enrichment Program, where he teaches residents about organic gardening and food supply in the huge organic garden that was built by residents on the Manor of Hope grounds. Residents plant, maintain and eat all the food that is grown on-site.
In Andrew’s own words: