Chef / Owner
The Cookery, The Parlor and DoughNation
From a very young age, David DiBari realized that he could be gainfully employed in a restaurant while having “a criminal amount of fun!” Known for his and boundary-pushing style and thoughtfully creative dishes, DiBari is Chef/Owner of Westchester’s highly acclaimed restaurants – The Cookery and The Parlor, both in Dobbs Ferry, as well as DoughNation, a mobile wood-fired pizza truck.
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, David first worked in some of the city’s most iconic kitchens including Windows on the World, David Bouley’s Danube, and Mario Batali’s Babbo, before becoming the youngest chef in Westchester to earn an “Excellent” rating in the New York Times. Named Westchester’s “Best Chef” 2015 by Westchester Magazine and a familiar face to TV audiences, DiBari has established himself as one of the areas most progressive Chefs. DiBari’s mission is simple: cook great food and have fun doing it.
Chef De Cuisine
David Fierstein is the Chef de Cuisine of The Parlor in Dobbs Ferry, New York where he works alongside Chef/Owner David DiBari, executing day to day kitchen operations at the beloved Neapolitan eatery. Fierstein’s interest for cooking was first ignited through “humble dorm room experimentation” while studying Hotel and Restaurant Management at Lynn University in Florida, and continued through various kitchen gigs throughout Florida after graduation.
Fierstein’s undeniable passion led him to continue his studies at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, California, where he was accepted into the prestigious Accelerated Culinary Advance Program. Upon completion, The New York native returned home, holding positions at some of the most respected kitchens across the tri-state area including 121 Restaurant, Bedford Post Inn, Bistro 25, Tre and The Bissel House. At The Parlor, Fierstein develops and executes the restaurant’s re-imagined Neapolitan pizzas and creative small plates. Fierstein resides in Westchester County, and when he is not in the kitchen, he can be found riding his motorcycle, perfecting his golf swing, or sporting some seriously great hair.