Celebrity Chef and Restaurant Consultant Patrick Stark Taking Over Harder Kitchens

The colorful TV personality is adding his personal touch to Harder Concepts' craft beer-centric hangout spot in Plano.

Plano, TX & After revamping the menu at Ringo's Pub, Chef Patrick Stark has moved into the kitchen at Ringo's sister bar, Scruffy Duffies, with plans to update the Plano sports bar's upscale comfort food and bar snacks. Known for culinary creations and menus that are both unique and entertaining, the tattooed, mohawked Stark has appeared on numerous food-related TV programs, including ABC's The Taste, and Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen, Rewrapped, and Mystery Diner. In addition to his panache and passion in the kitchen, Chef Stark is also the founder of the Mohawk Militia, a charitable organization that spreads consumer awareness about the dangers of GMOs.

€œChef Patrick Stark is an incredibly creative personality, and we are more than excited to have him onboard to shake up Scruffy Duffies' menu,€ said Harder Concepts co-founder Brian Harder. €œHe has a ton of energy, and almost everything he does involves the kitchen. Even his music project involves cooking and dining!€

The music project to which Brian Harder refers is Chef Stark's latest endeavor, a multi-faceted entertainment experience called Amusé. Named for the French culinary term amuse bouche (the bite-sized, complimentary appetizers chefs surprise lucky diners with) and billed as €œthe original music and dining experience,€ Amusé features a live band playing original music during and in between courses, which are prepared by different local chefs & all while a live painter creates a unique, event-specific masterpiece. The best part? A portion of the proceeds benefit the Mohawk Militia's charitable goals.

In fact, you can sample the new menu at Ringo's Pub and get a sneak peek of Amusé Wednesday, December 14th at their Three Course TX Whiskey Dinner. Our new Rock Star Check will pair an amazing whiskey cocktail with each course. Plus, Chef Patrick will entertain your ears while you dine as he and Amusé's lead singer play some songs with each course! 

€œWhether he's whipping up something delicious or rockin' to get the word out about dangerous chemicals in your food, Chef Stark strives to make a lasting impression, and we are excited to share his new menu with our customers,€ said Harder.