Rob Derin

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Chef Rob Derin is the executive chef/owner of Damn Good Chicken in beautiful Blairstown, NJ. Started as a stand at local farmers markets in 2013, Rob opened the first brick and mortar location of Damn Good Chicken in February 2016. Rob was born and raised in Northern New Jersey and spent his teen years at the Jersey shore working at his uncle’s various restaurants. His passion for food and the re...READ MORE

Chef Rob Derin is the executive chef/owner of Damn Good Chicken in beautiful Blairstown, NJ. Started as a stand at local farmers markets in 2013, Rob opened the first brick and mortar location of Damn Good Chicken in February 2016.
Rob was born and raised in Northern New Jersey and spent his teen years at the Jersey shore working at his uncle’s various restaurants. His passion for food and the restaurant industry led him to Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Johnson & Wales in 2001, Rob has worked as an Executive Chef and Banquet Chef for various foodservice companies including Aramark, Sodexho, Westin Hotels, & Five-Star Senior Living.

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What is your favorite restaurant in NYC? The Dutch What is your ultimate meal? A crawfish boil with my best friends and a bunch of cold beer What three things are always in your pantry? Salt, chicken fat, honey If you weren't a chef, what would you be? Radio DJ What is the best advice you have ever been given, and from whom? Don't sweat the small stuff!- My mom
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Our signature item is The Damnwich. It's super simple, but once you have one all other chicken sandwiches pale in comparison.

Hardwood Charcoal-Grilled Boneless Chicken Thigh, Garlic Mayo, Pickled Cherry Peppers, Baby Arugula, & Crispy Chicken Skin on a Martin's Potato Bun