Rich FriedrichCulinary Director
P.J.W. Restaurant Group
Rich Friedrich leads the culinary charge for P.J.W. Restaurant Group and integrates his vast restaurant and culinary expertise into all aspects of the family’s restaurant portfolio.
As Culinary Director, he helms the group’s centralized testing kitchen ushering ideas from concept to popular menu items. In addition, Rich oversees and trains culinary staff and is responsible for menu development. He ensures the commitment to quality and dedication to excellence the family of P.J.W. Restaurant Group has become recognized for is tasted in every bite.
A recent addition to the family, Rich held a number of Executive Chef positions at the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field and Citizens Bank Ballpark where he developed his keen attention to culinary detail as well as his artistic eye for menu ingenuity.
A Certified Chef de Cuisine who received his Pro Chef 2 Certification from the celebrated Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, he is a member of the ACF, Regional Culinary Silver Medal Winner, M.A.N.E., National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and is ServSafe certified. Proof that he is both passionate and philanthropic about the culinary industry; he spends his free time mentoring young culinary enthusiasts who will one day become the great Chefs of tomorrow. Rich resides in Philadelphia, Pa.