Welcome Executive Chef Chris Snee & Sous Chef Mitch Scarsella
For Executive Chef Christopher Snee of Harrigan’s Café and Wine Deck, the journey to Johnstown Pennsylvania has been more like an around the world trip. A native of Glencove, Long Island, Chris started his culinary career in a dish room of a local restaurant, and worked his way through the ranks. His culinary training at the Academy of Culinary Arts in Mays Landing, New Jersey led to additional study and training in Switzerland at the Hotel Baumgarten in Lucerne, and in the kitchens of Hotel Anaga in Japan. Chris’s desire to work in an environment where his expertise would be appreciated led him to Washington D.C. He continued to utilize his international experiences at such prestigious hotels as the Four Seasons and The Hay Adams. Chris has cooked for celebrities, heads of state, and all of the U.S. Presidents in the last two decades. Family brought Chris to Johnstown, where he assumed the helm at Harrigan’s Café and Wine Deck in November of 2005. After leaving for a short period of time, we are happy to have Chef Chris back with us. In Harrigan’s Chris’s signature dishes are paired with selections from The Wine Deck’s Wine Spectator Award winning collection of vintages. Chef invites you to Harrigan’s any night of the week to enjoy world class cuisine and great wine!
Sous Chef Mitch Scarsella attended Penn Highlands Culinary School and took culinary classes under Crown American Corporate Chef Joe Resick. For his first three years with the company, he worked at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center as a line cook and recently transitioned to the Holiday Inn kitchen.
Chefs Chris and Mitch look forward to seeing you soon in Harrigan’s!