Upon graduation, Daniel worked at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, first as a chef tournant and then as Chef Saucier. Later, Daniel gained
well-rounded experience as Director of Corporate Dining Facilities and Culinary Operations for Eagle Facility
Management Co.; F&B Manager for Prime Motors Inn Hospitality Management Company; and Chef at various restaurants and hotels in New York and Germany. He has worked in on- and off-premise catering all over the Tri-State area at such renowned venues as the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York Hilton and Marriot Marquis.
During his time at the Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle, New Jersey
as Executive Chef, Daniel managed the Culinary and Stewarding departments. Leveraging his formidable combination of culinary,
business, leadership and social skills, Daniel transformed the Club’s culinary program into one of the finest in the state while controlling
food and labor costs.
Similarly, as Executive Chef for Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood,
New York, Daniel turned around the Club’s food & beverage operations, doubling F&B revenues while reducing food and labor costs as a percentage of sales.
Recently Daniel has decided to use his expertise and talents to start his own business, D. Palsi Events & Catering with his brother Doug(owner of Redds Restaurant). D. Palsi Events & Catering will offer a range of services including; Weddings, Private Dining Events, Public Events, Galas, Teaching Parties, Catering & consulting. You can view more about D. Palsi Events & Catering by visiting their website at www.dpalsi.com
A recognized industry leader, Daniel is known for cuisine that is culturally respectful, modern and unique. His cuisine has been featured in numerous publications, including New Jersey Monthly, The Bergen Record, and twice in the New York Times.
Daniel is a member of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and an Alumni Mentor with the Culinary Institute of America. He is an adjunct instructor and advisory board committee member to the Brookdale College Culinary Arts program.