Chef David Cioppa
Proprietors Sheri DeLarm and Crispin Ginn welcome back Chef David Cioppa, an acclaimed chef with over 20 years experience.
In 2013, Chef David Cioppa came to the Firehouse mid-season and fell in love with the town, Lake George, and its people, and he decided he had to come back and spread his love of the area and food. His passion for food is self-driven with a goal of creating a great tasting and fun, creative experience for his co-workers and his guests. David grew up in Canada and discovered his passion for cooking as a child by cooking for his family of six brothers and sisters. His love for food grew with culinary stints in hotels, french bistros, and fine dining in Ottawa, Canada while getting his culinary training in the Algonquin College Culinary Arts Program.
He moved to NYC in 2000 to advance his culinary experience and worked at three-star restaurants, such as Picholine and Soho Grand Hotel. He was Executive Chef at the Chequit Inn in the North Fork of Long Island, NY followed by work at the Windfall Restaurant and Lounge in midtown Manhattan. Asked about his specialty, he says, "my specialty is cooking all kinds of foods that take you on a tour of many regions of the world, emphasizing fun, delicious, accessible dishes using local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients. I try not to limit myself to a specific cuisine."
Chef David has great plans for an exciting season using local, seasonal products from the Lake George region. He hopes you will join us for an amazing time at the Firehouse this year!