David Lahey has been in the food industry for 20-plus years. Over this time he has worked in all positions in the kitchen and the front of the house, from sous chef at Lochmore Country Club to executive chef at Wolverine Golf and Banquet Center. He then went on to become executive chef and general manager of North Channel Restaurants.
He has been with Chartwells since 2000, starting out as the executive chef at the Cranbrook Educational Community
. He was promoted to director of operations at Cranbrook in 2002. In 2006 he was transferred to Ann Arbor Public Schools
as its senior director of dining services.
He graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 1994, where he earned his degree in culinary arts.
David was married in 2006 and welcomed triplets into his life in 2010.