Aired January 9th, 2021 11:00 am iHeart Radio | John Doherty – After 30 extraordinary and fulfilling years at The Waldorf-Astoria, where this culinary leader holds the distinction of having cooked for more presidents, royalty and heads-of-state than any other chef in the country, Executive Chef John Doherty left in 2009 to fulfill his dream of entrepreneurship. Doherty says “the desire to create an innovative menu and food concepts, develop exciting restaurant brands, and share my Leadership message, is so powerful, that I must pursue my vision”. Doherty is now Chef-Owner of the much-talked-about Black Barn Restaurant in NoMad, NYC with his childhood friend Tom Struzzieri.
Although preparing meals for the elite was gratifying, in 2015 Doherty responded to a higher calling and founded Heavenly HARVST Foundation, a 501C3, through which he is determined to make a positive impact on hunger and the less fortunate in this country. Meals are high in protein and nutrition, cooked to perfection with absolutely no preservatives or artificial flavorings, and can be preserved up to 18 months’ time. They meet or exceed USDA recommendations and are sold to both consumers and government sponsored food programs, all of which will donate a percentage of proceeds to Heavenly HARVST Foundation.
Doherty has shared his Leadership secrets through numerous published articles and speaking engagements at Universities, national culinary and industry events. His powerful message inspires people to empower themselves to break through the barriers they set for themselves.
Doherty has appeared in numerous Travel Channel, A&E and Food Network programs as well as appearances on The Today Show, CBS, FOX, and numerous regional affiliates. He has been awarded an honorary Doctorate degree from Johnson & Wales, an honorary Master’s degree from the Culinary Institute of America and a Leadership award from Niagara University as well as Food Arts Magazines’ Silver Spoon Award.