Philadelphia, PA - Harry's Ocean Bar and Grille introduced their new Executive Chef Jim Maugeri, who debuts the restaurant's new menu just in time for the height of summer shore season. Chef Maugeri brings 25 years of culinary experience that started when he was a teenager in the kitchens and dining rooms along the East Coast.
Harry's Ocean Bar And Grille Introduced Their New Executive Chef Jim Maugeri
Maugeri grew up in Lacey Twp. NJ started working in LBI at age 16, washing dishes at Raimondo's in Surf City. He attended Brick Vocational Technical School for two years in the culinary arts program. After graduating high school, he attended Johnson and Wales University from 2000 to 2002. While attending Johnson and Wales, he was employed at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.
When asked about the new menu and inspiration, Chef said, "The menu combines his passion for seafood, local sourcing, and Harry's beach favorites. He also wanted to add depth to our seafood offerings and provide a balance of land items, gluten-free and vegetarian dishes too."
The goal is to bring a new level of culinary dishes to the restaurant while having elevated dishes alongside accessible crowd-pleasers. There's a great mix of sandwiches, burgers, handhelds, starters, and more elaborate entrees.
But the Chef is also passionate about working with seafood and loves working with different types of fish, including swordfish, seabass, halibut, shrimp, etc., and pairing them with fresh herbs, gastriques, and complex pan pickups. So, look for a plethora of seafood options and weekly specials that let us get creative.