Restaurant Name: The Candleworks Restaurant
Location: 72 North Water Street, New Bedford, MA
Owner: Jared Morgado
How long have you been involved with The Candleworks Restaurant?
I started working here in 2000 as a chef. I became executive chef in 2002 and owner on October 7, 2007.
What did you do before owning Candleworks?
Prior to Candleworks I was a corporate chef with Naked Fish Company out of Boston. I was the sous chef at Waverly Grille, which opened in 1998 at Waverly Oaks Golf Club. I also worked on Block Island serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner to over 1,500 people per day,
How would you describe the dining experience in your restaurant?
Candleworks dining is the casual affair with the upscale flair! Great for a date, perfect for a business meeting and awesome for late night relaxed entertainment or dancing like its 1999.
The building we occupy was originally a candle making factory back in the early 1800’s, and has been a historic landmark and trademark for more than 200 years.
Do you have a favorite chef?
I love Gordon Ramsey!!! I tried out for Hell’s Kitchen. I was told I was over-qualified. The video was great but the outcome was better. Gordon fears “Chef Jared Morgado”
What are the most popular dishes at Candleworks?
The most popular dishes are the Filet Al Chef and Pasta Modena but…if you’re going for the “lite” fair, try our Sashimi Tuna. Its out of this world!
What kind of regular specials do you have?
Regular specials are for regular restaurants…we are not regular. We always change what we are doing. Come in every week to see what we are doing.
What big events do you have coming up?
Big events? If you need a corporate or political event we are your #1 headquarters. But wait and see what is coming for New Year’s Eve, January, and that forever special Valentine’s Day! If your reservation is with us for Valentine’s Day we guarantee a great night that will provide lasting memories for a long time…