Starting as Kitchen Manager and working his way to his current role as Head chef at The Merry Monk, he has a unique dynamic working in the culinary scene. Because of the multiple roles he’s had and the number of years he has been in the field, Chessare brings tasteful and exclusive dishes to the table.

At this year’s Feast of the Fields, Daniel is preparing sweet and spicy chili rubbed goat tacos with red-cabbage apples. As a vegetarian option, he will also be composing beet risotto with shaved parmesan.