Founder and Chairman
After a 30 year legacy with the Waldorf-Astoria, John grew a keen desire to focus on quality ingredients sourced from local purveyors, and opened BLACKBARN Restaurant in New York City in September of 2015. Although preparing meals for Presidents and Dignitaries was inspiring, Doherty responded to a higher calling with a desire to feed those in need. Doherty founded Heavenly HARVST Foundation in 2015 and is determined to make a positive impact on hunger in this country.
“After twenty-three years as a Chef, enjoying the thrill of preparing elaborate meals for Presidents, dignitaries and celebrities at lavish events, the time has come to follow a greater passion…feeding those in need.”