Meet The Chef at Bold
Chef Bill Sell
Bill Sell



Chef Bill Sell started his restaurant career at the age of 15 as a dishwasher. Moving up through the kitchen ranks he eventually became a sous chef under Executive Chef Andrew Lanichionne, who later became the 52nd Master Chef in the United States.

After leaving the Casino, Chef Sell moved on to study kitchen management at the Sodexho Marriott Corporation in Johnstown, PA. There Chef Sell studied food costs/purchasing, staffing/management of, and labor costs all whimanaging the production of food into the hotel.

After mastering the art of kitchen management, Chef Sell took an Executive chef position in Hollidaysburg, PA at the U.S. Hotel Restaurant at the age of 24. After establishing a solid kitchen staff, Chef Sell was able to begin development of his personal portfolio. Experimentation with fundamental skills allowed Chef Sell to begin production of his personal bests. Plates were designed to be appealing to the eye, which in turn only enhanced the benefit of the flavor given. At this time, Chef Sell began to be featured frequently in the newspaper and community sponsored events. As consumers continued to come back to the U.S. Hotel, Chef Sell's name and talent became easily recognizable in the food community. When resigning from the U.S. Hotel in 2002, Chef Sell was manager of the kitchen and head chef, addressing all food needs (restaurant, catering, event hall). Provided with more opportunity at The Altoona Hotel, Chef Sell sold his name along with his food. Being managed by multiple entrepreneurs, Chef Sell learned to be flexible in order to meet his employers need, meanwhile creating a name for himself.

At the present, Chef Sell is well known in our community as one of the most invigorating, expressive, BOLD flavor like-chefs in central Pennsylvania.



Crispy Duck

Crispy Duck

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsap

Butterscotch Krimpet Bread Pudding

Butterscotch Krimpet Bread Pudding

Rum Molasses Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Rum Molasses Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Sous Vide Cuban Skirt Steak

Sous Vide Cuban Skirt Steak

  Featured on PBS as "One of the six great chefs of PA."
  Only two-time Satins Revenge Chili cook-off winner
  Professional chocolate division winner
  8 time March of Dimes Star Chef
  Gourmet cooking instructor for GACTC
  Supervisor of GACTC culinary testing
  2008 "PA Preferred" best chef of PA regional winner
  Featured in the Harrisburg Patriot, January 2009

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