Meet Chef Wade

Where It All Began

Chef Wade was born in Denver and relocated with his family at the age of 6. Growing up in the Phoenix area, Wade began his career at age 13 years washing dishes in a little kitchen Downtown. Wade worked his way through school in various food and beverage roles, finding a natural connection with the kitchen.

He began to notice that there is an organized chaos and comradery present in a culinary teams on the line and he wanted to be a part of this. This began his quest to be a part of the team. Once on the line, Wade began to thrive in his new found beginnings. After discovering that he wanted to be a part of “the dance of the kitchen” as a career, Wade applied to The California Culinary Academy for formal training.

Upon graduation in 1985, Wade spent his next several years working in various hotels across the country, including Doubletree Hotels, Westin, Sheraton Grande, Ritz Carlton, The Inn and Links of Spanish Bay and Caneel Bay Resort in the USVI. Wade returned to Phoenix in 1994. While with the Pointe Resorts, Wade created The Brew Masters’ Dinner, a multi- course dinner made from and paired with Micro brewed beers. Wade continued his career in the Phoenix area working for different restaurants and clubs until he began a dynamic career with Paradise Valley Country Club. From the beginning of 2003 to 2014, Wade cultivated a very successful operation at an exclusive private club in Paradise Valley.

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”
Julia Childs

Awards & Recognition

In 2016, Chef Wade and Bistro on Wheels won the Foodist Outstanding Food Truck Award. To truly grasp the level of culinary ingenuity Chef Wade possesses, you need to experience his work first-hand.



Michelin Stars


The Bistro Buzz ~ The Talk Around Town

“A Great Find”

“Bistro on Wheels provides food combinations you do not find just anywhere. Hats off to Chef Wade .”

Jean P.

“Fabulous food & flawless service”

“I love Bistro on Wheels and Chef Wade’s MacnCheese. Arthur is alway friendly and his macncheese concoctions never disappoint.  ”

Sally M.

“Another successful experience”

“We use Chef Wade for all our corporate events. He is always spot-on with our selections. The macncheese balls are always a huge hit. ”

Ben A.


“Lobstah Mac-n-Cheese…enough said! ”

Allen L.

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