George Madosky

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George Madosky

RESTAURANT

HOMETOWN

Philadelphia, PA

George Madosky is the Chef de Cuisine of Fork Restaurant in Philadelphia, the flagship of High Street Hospitality Group owned by Ellen Yin and Eli Kulp. George got his start at the iconic Old City restaurant in 2017 working under Chef John Patterson, who helped Fork achieve Four Bells from Philadelphia Inquirer critic Craig Laban.  George built his career from ground up starting as Garde Manger Cook before working his way up to Sous Chef and eventually Chef de Cuisine, a post he has held since May 2020. Prior to his residency at Fork, George got his start after graduating from Johnson & Wales University (Providence, RI) in 2014 on the opening team of Bank and Bourbon in the Loews Philadelphia Hotel where he also worked his way up the ranks. 

Throughout his near five-year tenure, George has played a major role in the evolution of Fork — bringing fresh ideas, dishes and ingredients to the 25-year-old concept named on Esquire’s list of “100 Restaurants America Can’t Afford to Lose.” Rising to leadership amid the pandemic, George was exposed to uncertainty, resiliency, the challenges of building a team in addition to a plethora of other lessons. He and a small team of cooks prepared and packaged over 10,000 meals for front line workers and local food pantries. George re-assembled and rebuilt a diverse kitchen to lead Fork forward, all the while bringing a fresh perspective to a restaurant that the community relies on. 

His culinary approach is rooted in seasonality and high-integrity sourcing, primarily from local purveyors. He is passionate about environmental sustainability, particularly by reducing food waste via creative ways of maximizing all food products. George enjoys a healthy lifestyle and introducing guests to vegetable-forward dishes they were not expecting. George, age 29, resides in South Philadelphia with his fiancée Breana and dog Kona. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, travel and dining out. 

Awards & Accolades

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, 4-Bell Review - 2017
  • Esquires "100 Restaurants America Can't Afford to Loose"