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 was 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 guests aren’t just guests—they’re friends.
Fast forward to 2018, Old Daley Custom Catering is recognized as a leading catering and hospitality business throughout the greater capital region. In 2010, Old Daley Custom Catering purchased the historic Crooked Lake House located just outside Albany and Old Daley On Crooked Lake was born. The captivating lakeside estate offers the glamorous feel and luxurious indulgences of a bygone era. Old Daley On Crooked Lake has become destination event venue of unrivaled elegance and hospitality. Getting back to our hospitality roots, Daley’s on Yates Restaurant & Bar opened June 21, 2018. The site of a former taxi garage, the restaurant offers a truly unique dining experience in an unexpected urban space. Garage doors open to a tree-lined patio furnished with cozy lounge furniture, fire pits, an outdoor covered bar and outdoor dining.
Zach began his career preparing food orders during the early stages of the growing Old Daley Catering Company. Over the last fifteen 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. Since the opening of Daley’s on Yates in June 2018, Zach has excelled as Sous Chef honing his culinary skills. Most recently, Zach has ascended to Chef + Kitchen Manager. Zach’s devotion and attention to detail, continues to help fuel our Yates culinary team with culinary offerings to entice a wide range of palettes.
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.