For the past two years he has been sous chef at the popular Blue Bottle Café in Hopewell, where he worked under Chef Aaron Philipson. Leonard was born and raised in New Jersey and attended Mercer County’s Culinary Institute under the supervision of Chef Frank Benowitz.
He worked there until coming to Acacia to work with Chris. We use local ingredients whenever possible and don’t try to mask them with heavy sauces; instead we like to let the ingredients shine.
We take pride in showcasing what New Jersey has to offer while putting our own spin on familiar dishes.
From our food to our service, we strive to give our guests an exceptional dining experience, one that they can come to expect time and time again.
From there he moved to the Blue Bottle Café in Hopewell, where he and Chris first worked together.
Six months later he accepted a sous chef position at the Triumph Brewing Company in Princeton, after only two years in the food and beverage industry.
We are pleased to announce that Chef Chris Voigtsberger has joined us as the new Chef/Owner at Acacia.Chris was born and raised in New Jersey, and currently lives in Hamilton.After graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson with a degree in business management, he changed career paths.He received his Culinary Arts diploma from the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan in 2010, completing his externship at the world renowned Eleven Madison Park in New York under Chef Daniel Humm.Our dedication to uncomplicated excellence extends to our service as well.We believe that delicious food is best enjoyed in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.