Plates Neighborhood Kitchen

Chef David Mitchell

A graduate of Johnson & Wales’ Culinary Studies program in Charleston, SC, Chef David Mitchell has made his mark in restaurants across the Southeast for two decades. Named to his first Head Chef position at age 23, David has since helmed the kitchen at such Triangle institutions as Porter’s City Tavern and Nofo.

In 2011 David took the lead at Busy Bee Café and helped to transform it into a well known place for craft beer and fun, exciting Southern food. His creativity was showcased at their regular beer pairing dinners and a continuously changing seasonal pub menu. In addition, David was the lead Chef of the team that created the menus at Trophy Pizza on Morgan Street and State of Beer, and most recently was Executive Chef of Mama Crow’s in the newly-formed Transfer Co. Food Hall.

Chef David is also an accomplished entrepreneur, having opened his own gourmet pasta company (Pan De Mi Pasta in Atlanta), as well as being active in catering and personal chef projects in the Raleigh area. David comes to our team at Plates with an incredible excitement to showcase the flavorful, well-traveled-Southern cuisine our neighbors have come to know and love.