Dan Burnham started his career in Disneyland in 1982, and has worked over the years in Orange County, Mammoth, Montana and Laguna Beach, eventually opening five-star restaurants for a hotel concern. During his travels, Dan met Charlie Abowd and worked at Adele’s as his right-hand man for eight years, including time catering at the Shakespeare Festival at Lake Tahoe and the James Beard awards in NYC. His experience was earned in fine dining and seasonal resort kitchens over the past decades, and we are thrilled he has returned to Carson City to open Piazza.
Chef Dan is excited to work with many of the Adele’s crew again, including “the best dishwasher on the planet”, to create in a brand-new kitchen, and to have snagged his fantastic sous chef, Mike Cooper, also from Orange County. With Piazza across the street from Carson City’s Farmer’s Market, Chef Dan can be found on Saturday mornings picking out the best offerings to supplement our farm-to-table creations. His emphasis on fresh, local ingredients means that each of our menu items will evolve with the seasons.