Culinary Creator Elevates York City Hospitality

Writer michael vyskocil
Photographer Eric Forberger

Two well-recognized hospitality leaders have partnered to enhance the York City dining scene: White Rose Restaurant Group and Chef David Albright.

In September, Chef David Albright joined the Rockfish Public House and Valencia Ballroom leadership team as culinary director and co-owner. As managing partner, Albright will contribute to projects designed to enhance the hospitality experiences at Rockfish Public House and the Valencia Ballroom, both located along North George Street in downtown York.

White Rose Restaurant Group is the owner of White Rose Bar & Grill, Rockfish Public House and White Rose at Bridgewater.

“Being in the hospitality industry for over 30 years,” says Tom Sibol, CEO and co-owner of White Rose Restaurant Group, “David has gathered incredible industry knowledge, created high-quality food standards that are second to none and has formed lasting relationships.”

“From an owner’s perspective, David knows how every detail shapes and rounds out the full dining experience for guests, from the time they walk through the door to the time they complete their meal,” adds Jeremiah Anderson, COO and co-owner of White Rose Restaurant Group.

Known for his creative menus, exceptional attention to detail and a passion for cooking and entertaining, Albright says he has a deep appreciation and respect for White Rose’s commitment to serving the York community. “Both of our reputations stand for themselves. You see White Rose’s reputation in the way they run their business and in the way they treat their employees.”

Growing up in Massachusetts, Albright recalls his New England hometown and its influences on his passion for preparing and serving seafood. He says he looks forward to working with the Rockfish team to offer guests incomparable experiences with the freshest, finest seafood.

Steps away from Rockfish Public House on North George Street, the historic Valencia Ballroom stands as an enduring symbol of the Big Band era. Managed today by White Rose Restaurant Group, the Valencia Ballroom offers dynamic potential as a premier special events space in York.

“It is exciting to continue to be a part of downtown York,” Albright reflects.

YRK PERSPECTIVES:

Whats Your Flavor?

“As a chef, I love and respect all food. Growing up in New England, having family that lives in Hawaii, and living close to the Eastern Shore, I am especially passionate about traditional seafood ingredients sourced from these regions with a creative twist.”

Chef David Albright, Culinary Director and Co-Owner, Rockfish Public House and Valencia Ballroom

Rockfish Public House
  • 110 N. George St. York, PA 17401
  • 717.893.5928
Rockfish Public House
  • 110 N. George St. York, PA 17401
  • 717.893.5928