Born in Elkins Park and raised in Baltimore, Chef Sichel is a graduate of the Jerusalem School of Kosher Culinary Arts. He spent time in the kitchen of Grace Restaurant in Los Angeles before returning to Philly to work under legendary Chef George Perrier at Brasserie Perrier.
In 2010, Chef Sichel came to work at Zahav where he quickly rose to the rank of sous chef, becoming Chef Michael Solomonov’s kitchen confidant.
In 2014, Chef Sichel took the helm at Abe Fisher where he executes a nightly menu that pulls together centuries-old flavors from Montreal to Budapest to Brooklyn that both modernizes and elevates the long-familiar classics of Jewish soul food. Nowhere is this effort more rewarded than in his now signature dish – the Montreal Short Ribs – which Food Republic referred to as “smoked meat nirvana”.
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