Chef Dave Doyle joined Blackboard Bistro in early 2016. He has over 15 years of culinary experience working for a wide variety of restaurants in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley. Chef Dave started his career at Ashley’s at The Marriott & Glen Sanders Mansion as a Sous Chef, where he broadened his education attending a leading Culinary School. Soon after graduating, Chef Dave moved to the Hudson Valley working or Eurest Dining Services as Chef Manager at IBM, then moved onto Gateway Community Industries as lead Chef and enhanced their Café, Catering and formed a partnership with the Senior Nutrition Program with Ulster County’s Office of the Aging, serving 1,500 meals a week to both homebound clients and community locations.

Chef Dave spends his days enjoying his time at home with his wife Katie, son Liam and daughter Tamzin.



Blackboard Bistro and catering opened its doors in Spring of 2016 in the former Rosendale Elementary School and served the community with lunches and catering options. In 2017 Blackboard Bistro began their partnership with SUNY Ulster and opened a kiosk at the SUNY Ulster Annex building on Mary’s Ave in Kingston.  In March of 2020 when the COVID 19 pandemic abruptly hit Ulster County, Blackboard Bistro was asked to provide meals at SUNY Ulster Community College for Ulster BOCES students that were attending the P-tech program on campus and was also hired homeland security to provide meals for the people administering COVID tests to the public at SUNY Ulster Campus. In 2021, when classes were set to resume in person, SUNY Ulster contracted with Blackboard Bistro as their full-time food service provider. Blackboard Bistro’s new home is at SUNY Ulster Community College Campus providing food for college students and staff and will also continue to provide catering services to the community. Blackboard Bistro’s extensive catering menu is made fresh and ready for pick up or delivery. Whether it’s for a birthday, a bridal shower or bashower, a company party or a private party, we can satisfy all your catering needs.

What makes Blackboard Bistro unique?

Most of our employees are people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Blackboard Bistro is a place where employees can work in an encouraging environment to learn how to place orders, make salads & sandwiches, prep food, cash customers out, and interact with people in the community. Working here has given employees a sense of pride and feeling valued for their work, but also given them the opportunity to gain valuable food service skills to compete for future employment opportunities in area businesses.