Culinary Council

Patrick Mulvaney

Co-Owner & Executive Chef

Mulvaney’s B&L Sacramento, California

Patrick Mulvaney is a proud Sacramentan whose cooking career has spanned five time zones. In 2001 he launched the catering company Culinary Specialists. He opened Mulvaney’s B&L in 2006 and added Next Door, a welcoming special event space in 2008.

Moving to California in 1993 Patrick knew that the Central Valley would be his home. A widely recognized leader in the Farm to Fork movement, his namesake restaurant is admired for the emphasis on local seasonal foods and the elegant and comforting hospitality.

A leading public policy advocate on the national stage, Patrick is one of the people working to make Sacramento the “Farm-to-Fork” capital of the country. Outside the restaurant Patrick serves as a member of the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the California Stewardship Council of American Farmland Trust, and the external advisory board for the UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute. Mulvaney is also active with Edible Sac High and the Plates Cafe at St John’s Program for Change, helping not only to feed Sacramentans but satisfy their appetite for change and a better tomorrow. Patrick is motivated by empowering people and communities to take ownership of making smart, sustainable decisions surrounding food.

Culinary Tips

Chefs, save your potato peels and fry them for Irish Nachos. They are a family meal crowd pleaser, and guests love them too!