Chefs to Watch 2016: Scott Schroeder and Pat O’Malley, Hungry Pigeon, Philadelphia

Joy Manning

Scott Schroeder and Pat O’Malley began planning their restaurant almost as soon as they met. It was after they had smoothed over the first of many dust-ups they would have over the years. “It all started with a fight,” says Schroeder.

O’Malley, then 20, had just been hired to work under Schroeder at Guillermo Pernot’s now-closed ceviche palace, ¡Pasión! “Pat’s not...