Chef Barry Sexton

Chef Barry E. Sexton is an accomplished chef, food stylist, food consultant and motivational speaker. With his creative talents and training, this culinary dynamo is making waves.

Philadelphia native, Chef Barry E. Sexton is a 30-year veteran in the hospitality and restaurant industry. The Philadelphia Art Institute graduate always believed that great food is a combination of bold tastes, textures and color. Like fine art, crucial ingredients waiting to be blended on a canvas. Chef Sexton was classically trained for more than a decade under the tutelage of Master Chef Jean Pierre Tardy, who was the Executive Chef of Le Bec-Fin for seven years. Chef Barry worked closely with him keeping the creative process alive by using his imagination with the best and freshest ingredients available to create signature dishes at Jean Pierre’s French Restaurant in Newtown, Pa. He contributes his success to having great mentors and a vast amount of passion for food, wine and art.

This award-winning chef is well known for his keen sense of creativity, gourmet catering, and private cooking classes that showcase his style of cooking. His cuisine integrates the sophisticated flavors of African, Caribbean, Italian and Asian all infused with a cultural blend from around the world. His artful plating, personality and delicious food attracts admirers in all settings.

Chef Sexton has worked abroad at the five star Round Hill Hotel & Resort, Jamaica, W.I. During his stay at Round Hill, Chef Sexton was invited to prepare exquisite dinners for several Ambassadors and Prime Minister’s of the Caribbean Council. Chef Sexton’s impressive style has been featured in news and magazine articles, as well as local television shows. For several years, this award-winning chef has participated in the Atlantic City Food Show, where he collaborated with other Food Network chefs. In addition, he was featured on the popular Food Network Show, Dinner Impossible starring Robert Irvine.

For 26 years, Chef Barry Sexton has been the driving force and visionary of the Opinionated Palate Catering service. He also had the pleasure of assisting top food stylist, Kersti Bowser, owner of Gourmet Butterfly Media with Food Network projects. Chef Sexton’s incredible reputation as a premiere chef/caterer has catapulted his career to new heights. Chef Sexton is anxious to share his culinary way of life with others.

Chef Sexton has been featured on “Hotel Hell” with television personality, Chef Gordon Ramsey. I absolutely loved that I was able to play a role. My skill, as well as my patience will show when it comes to my style of cooking. My craft is my life and I am 100% focused on expanding my culinary journey in 2017.

Currently, Chef Barry Sexton is anxiously looking forward to engaging in more challenging culinary endeavors such as, TV host, cooking classes, pop up dinners, chef demonstrations, product endorsements, food shows and national culinary judging and being a brand ambassador.

For more information go to his website at or call 215-803-6063