Celebrity chef joining Rebellion team

March 17, 2022 | Fredericksburg Business News |

DeclanA celebrity chef who was a finalist on Hell’s Kitchen (Season 19) and competed in Guy’s Grocery Games will lead the culinary team of a downtown Fredericksburg restaurant.

Chef Declan Horgan has been named culinary director and executive chef of Rebellion Bourbon Bar & Kitchen, whose Fredericksburg location is at 309 William Street. The owners of the local Rebellion are opening another location at 1 N. King St. in Leesburg in May, and Horgan will oversee that kitchen as well.

Horgan, originally based in Ireland, is recognized for his range of culinary disciplines, blending flavors from classic French cuisine to hearty Irish favorites and fearlessly pushing culinary boundaries whenever possible. Across his career, he has led a series of award-winning and renowned restaurants in Paris, Dublin and the Washington metro area. Most recently, Horgan was interviewed on NBC’s Today Show for the Saint Patrick Day Special.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Chef Horgan to the team. He is a great match for our vision for Rebellion Bourbon Bar & Kitchen and brings extensive operational and leadership experience,” said Joel Griffin, co-owner of Rebellion Bourbon Bar & Kitchen. “In 2022, we are working diligently to enhance our guest experience as we refine existing menu items, introduce new recipes and renew our focus on service. I am confident Chef Horgan and our leadership team will deliver on the goals we have established across our organization this year.”

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