Oregons Very Own James Beard ‘Best Chef Pacific Northwest,’ Chef Vitaly Paley

Chef Paley is recognized in national media outlets including Saveur Magazine’s Chef_Vitaly_Paley“Top 100,” The New York Times and Food & Wine, from appearances on The Martha Stewart Show, and in the pages of Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Wine Enthusiast, GQ, Oprah Magazine, USA Today, Travel & Leisure and Food Arts.

Vitaly receives accolades from regional media as well, including The Oregonian, Portland Monthly, Willamette Week, PortlandFoodandDrink.com and Wine Press NW. In addition, Vitaly was nominated as a 2012 James Beard Foundation Semifinalist for Outstanding Chef and named the 2011 StarChefs.com Portland Rising Stars “Chef Mentor of the Year,” exemplifying his dedication to the culinary community.

He has been the feature chef at industry events including dinners for the James Beard Foundation and International Association of Culinary Professionals, while also devoting time to countless national, regional and Portland-based charitable evenings.

Currently Chef Paley is the Head Chef/Owner of Imperial in Downtown Portland


  1. […] Chef Vitaly Paley and the team at Imperial – like most of Portland – love brunch. Situated in the heart of Downtown Portland, Imperial provides an accessible, festive location to celebrate the Easter holiday with loved ones and friends on Sunday, March 31st. A full brunch menu and special brunch cocktails, by Bar Manager Brandon Wise, will be served from 8am-2pm. The menu will feature favorites from Chef Paley and Executive Chef Ben Bettinger such as Fry-Bread, House Chorizo And Soft Scrambled Eggs, Semolina Corn Cake, Poached Eggs And House Smoked Bacon, Maple Syrup, Imperial Barrel-Aged Hot Sauce and Warm House Ricotta, Grilled Pears, Local Honey. […]

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