A third generation restaurateur with over four decades of culinary experience, Walter Staib began his career in Europe. He received formal training in many of Europe’s finest hotels & restaurants before coming to the United States.
As founder and president of Concepts By Staib, Ltd. (est. 1989), a globally operating restaurant management and hospitality consulting firm, Walter Staib is currently the driving force behind one of the nation’s most unique dining establishments: Philadelphia’s City Tavern (independent), a faithful recreation of an original 18th century tavern and Concepts By Staib, Ltd.’s flagship operation.
His passion for culinary excellence has earned him numerous awards—among them the prestigious Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole de la République Française. In 1996, was also appointed the First Culinary Ambassador to the City of Philadelphia. In July, 2006, he was named Culinary Ambassador to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. German President Dr. Horst Köhler conferred the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany upon Staib in May, 2007.
Among Walter Staib’s most recent awards are the Colonial Society of Pennsylvania 2011 Contemporary Pioneer Award, and the Top Philadelphia Chef in the Conde Nast Cadillac Culinary Challenge. In 2010, he was awarded the Silver Medal Award by the American Culinary Federation. In 2009, he received Entrée of the Year by Philadelphia Magazine, the 2008 Award of Leadership & Service from the German-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., the 2007 National Restaurant Association Keystone Humanitarian Award (Pennsylvania) and the 2006 Seven Stars & Stripes Award for Excellence in Hospitality.
About A Taste of History
“A Taste of History” is a TV cooking series that explores America’s culinary beginnings from the birthplace of American cuisine. This innovative series explores historic destinations, the lives of our founding fathers and historic recipes. Chef Walter Staib, an Emmy award-winning, international chef is a master of open hearth cookery. “A Taste of History” is produced in significant historic locations.
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