Plating Society opening in Millrace Commons - Larkin Square

Plating Society opening in Millrace Commons

Chef Darian Bryan
talks about opening The Plating Society at Millrace Commons

The Plating Society will be a Boutique for Chef services opening at Millrace Commons, 799 Seneca Street, just east of Larkin Square. Owner, Chef Darian Bryan, will offer private dining experiences, pop-up lunches events, cooking classes, catering, and much more. The Boutique will feature a large, luxury show kitchen that will feature Chef Darian as the main attraction of each personalized event. 

Larkin Square looks forward to partnering with Chef Darian on some Larkin Square events. Planning is underway for “JerkFest” on a Saturday afternoon in late July.

Chef Darian was recently featured on CBS News. Learn more about Darian’s Jamaican roots and his path to Buffalo and opening The Plating Society.

About Chef Darian Bryan:

Coming from a small town in Jamaica, Chef Darian was taught how to cook with love from a very young age. Darian grew up in his mother’s cookshop and would help his mother cook for the people in town. Darian moved to Buffalo, NY in 2012 and quickly attended culinary school at Erie Community College. Upon graduating, he enrolled in the SUNY Buffalo State hospitality management program and worked as the sous chef for Hutch’s restaurant. He then had the opportunity to help a local restaurant open from scratch, including building the menu, helping with the kitchen layout, and hiring and training employees. He quickly realized he needed to own his own business and started The Plating Society, which features boutique chef services including fine dining dinner events in any location, catering, and cooking classes. He has had dinners on farms, yoga studios, and most recently on a beach. He also offers luxury meal prep to professional athletes including BIlls player Steffon Diggs and many more. Darian has won many awards and been featured in several publications. Notably, he has been recognized by ESPN, Buffalo Business First’s 30 under 30, Buffalo Rising, Step Out Buffalo, and more. His focus is on bringing the chef from the back of the house to the front of the house, as they too are rock stars, and deserve to get recognition. 


A rendering of the planned space for the Plating Society.
Rendering of The Plating Society space at Millrace Commons, 799 Seneca Street