About Brian Pekarcik
In late 2007, Brian moved back to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to take over as Executive Chef of the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center. He had full creative menu control, as well as complete accountability for all food and labor costs within this 400 room, 10 million dollar a year food and beverage operation. Brian’s food has received rave reviews in Whirl Magazine’s Best Dishes, The Tribune Review and the Pittsburgh Business Times. Brian teamed with Rick Stern in 2009 to form S+P Restaurant Group. The group offers some of Pittsburgh’s top dining destinations including Spoon, BRGR, G&G Noodle Bar and Willow. He has been honored with Pittsburgh Magazine’s Chef of the Year in 2012 and 2014, as well as the publication’s Rising Star Chef in 2011.