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Year-old Saratoga bistro adds a 'co-head chef' to its kitchen

Chef Brady Duhame.
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In a move very unusual for the Capital Region, a man with a glitz-studded set of stops on his resume has been named co-head chef at a popular neew restaurant. Brady Duhame has been hired to work alongside founding chef Jason Baker at the year-old 15 Church Street in Saratoga Springs.

Among various stops, Duhame has been executive chef at Angelo’s Prime Bar & Grill in Clifton Park and at Nix’s Mate in Boston. He also has cooked at the well-known Bouley Bakery, Park Avenue Café and Picholine in Manhattan.

Paul McCullough, co-owner of 15 Church Street, was quoted on Tuesday by the Times Union as saying Duhame will develop menus for the restaurant’s outdoor space, due to open later this summer. "The walled courtyard, with landscaping and waterfalls, will more than double the restaurant’s current capacity of 65," reported Steve Barnes on his Tablehopping blog.

15 Church is a collaboration between McCullough and Thomas Burke, located in one of the city's renovated old structures. They chose the much-traveled Baker as their chef after he had brief ownership runs at the now-closed JT Bakers and Black Watch.

Hours: from 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Phone: 587-1515.