About Us

Daley’s On Yates is the latest hospitality venture by the acclaimed Troy-based Old Daley Custom Catering Company. The vision and launch of Daley’s on Yates restaurant and bar is a work of passion for members of the Old Daley management team and Old Daley owners Gene Coletti, Jim Pettit/CFO and Marty Keary. Alongside our hospitality venue Old Daley on Crooked Lake, this fresh new concept in downtown Schenectady features; quality comfort food and specialty cocktails, in an inviting, unexpected space. Far more than just a place to grab a drink or a bite, Daley’s on Yates opens out onto a private, tree-lined patio courtesy of a set of operational garage doors, as well as outdoor dining and lounge areas, complete with fire pits. Whether you are dropping in for a quick bite before a Proctor’s show, after work cocktails, date night or a special occasion, our menu features a variety of dishes that are approachable and inclusive with something for everyone. We support local, natural, sustainable and organic practices whenever possible. At Daley’s On Yates, we want you to come in, get comfortable and stay awhile because our customers aren’t just customers—they’re friends.

Our History

The Old Daley brand has served the greater Capital Region for over 40 years and is synonymous with excellent food, service and value. Gene Coletti started the Old Daley Inn in 1975 with his wife Dana, sister, Ann, his brother-in-law, Jeff Faller and his brother, Don. Located in a historic 1700’s hotel in Lansingburgh, the Old Daley Inn was the former location of the 499 House, a restaurant owned and operated by Gene’s father. Thanks to a large and loyal following as well as a customer-centric culture, the Old Daley Inn thrived for 28 years as a top dining destination in the greater Capital Region. The menu featured signature dishes including king crab, prime rib and steaks, as well as Old Daley’s famous chicken teriyaki. In 2001, the restaurant was sold to enable the team to focus on a rapidly-growing catering division that has since grown exponentially, from one “cart” to a fleet of vehicles and a destination event venue; Old Daley on Crooked Lake.

Elliott Vogel

Executive Chef, Daley’s On Yates

With a firm belief in the power of rich, well-seasoned food and armed with solid training from the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Vogel has been cooking up a storm in the Capital Region since 2008. Vogel manned kitchens at Yono’s, Angelo’s 677 Prime and Tala Bistro before answering an Old Daley Craigslist post in pursuit of his next great opportunity as a talented, well-trained, emerging Chef.

With an approach to food that’s far from one-note, Chef Vogel aims to create comfort and satisfaction with every bite, and manages to surprise guests at the same time.

Zach Simard

Sous Chef, Daley’s On Yates

Zach began his career preparing food orders during the early stages of the growing Old Daley Catering Company. Over the last thirteen years he has gained experience and taken on more responsibilities across multiplel facets of Old Daley’s business divisions. He has served as Sous Chef at the Old Daley on Crooked Lake Event Venue and The Oak Room; our seasonal pop-up restaurant, Garde Manger for Old Daley Custom Catering, off premise catering and express delivery. With the launch of Daley’s On Yates, our newest hospitality venture in downtown Schenectady, Zach will serve as Sous Chef teaming up with Executive Chef Elliott Vogel. Given his proven devotion and thirst for knowledge, the new restaurant venture offers the perfect opportunity for Zach to continue his culinary evolution.

Peter Cerreta

Pastry Chef and Garde Manger

Since first joining the Old Daley team in the spring of 2016, Chef Pete Cerreta has served as pastry chef and baker for both weddings and special events, while also collaborating with management on menu development and recipe refinement. He has an associate’s degree in baking and pastry arts and a bachelor’s in professional studies from the Culinary Institute of America, through which he also received awards in baking. Alongside Chef Elliott Vogel, Chef Cerreta is excited about the prospect of delivering standout recipes which will entice, then surprise Daley’s On Yates patrons.

Our Philosophy

We care about every meal and every moment. We value our team and the culture we have created. We hire truly great people who get pleasure out of making people happy. We are passionate and empowered to take great care of our employees, our guests and our community.



We are all empowered to MAKE a difference



We are committed to a positive, supportive and safe environment



We go above and beyond to exceed the expectations of our guests and always try to find a way to say YES



We are passionate about our brand, our food, our experience and educate our guests about every aspect of our menu offerings.



Everything we do is from the heart- our food, our drinks, our culture of building extraordinary relationships



We make decisions that best serve our customers, local vendors and future generations.



We only hire great people

Our Menu

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Locally-Sourced, Delicious

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