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Stella of New Hope welcomes new executive chef


Stella of New Hope, Bucks County’s modern American restaurant overlooking the Delaware River in the heart of New Hope, welcomes new executive chef Keith Bernstein, a Philadelphia native with two decades of culinary experience.

Bernstein will continue Stella’s ethos of celebrating and showcasing the flavors and ingredients of the region by partnering with local farmers and food artisans. Bernstein’s new dinner dishes are now live with new lunch and brunch menus rolling out in the next couple weeks.

Bernstein, born and raised in the Philadelphia area, has a storied culinary history; from early days spent assisting his mother in the kitchen, delicately whisking chocolate pudding, to honing his skills at Carvel during his formative years, Bernstein has cultivated his passion for cooking since childhood.

Formalizing his craft, Bernstein pursued culinary education at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, laying the foundation for his illustrious career. His culinary skills reached new heights under the mentorship of chef Jean-Marie Lacroix and chef Matt Levin at Lacroix Restaurant. Bernstein collaborated with noted culinary talents like Jason Cichonski and Lee Styer during his tenure at the Rittenhouse restaurant. Following this, Bernstein served as the head chef at El Camino Real in Northern Liberties for seven years before assuming the role of regional chef, overseeing operations for Table 95 Group at two City Tap house locations.

“I’m really looking forward to getting out of the city and immersing myself in the farm communities out in Bucks County,” said Bernstein. “Having worked under the renowned Jean-Marie Lacroix for many years, I have a strong French background, so I’m excited to steer the menus towards a refined French American cuisine while putting my own take on it and really celebrating the flavors and ingredients of the region. We’ve started rolling out the new menu with a couple new dishes with more to come in the next couple weeks.”

“Keith came to us with vast experience and expertise creating interesting menus and leading culinary teams; he was an easy choice,” said Sherri Daugherty, owner of Stella of New Hope.

Stella of New Hope is located in the Ghost Light Inn at 50 S. Main St. in New Hope.

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