Proprietors Linda and Chef Joe Andes are Hackettstown locals who wanted to open a local restaurant with quality food and a warm casual atmosphere. On September 18, 2006 the paint dried and Prickly Pear Restaurant was ready to open. Chef Joe Andes put together a menu of European, Asian, French, and Italian all with an American twist. With 25 years of experience under his belt, Chef Joe Andes has had plenty of time to perfect his dishes. A little known fact is Chef Joe Andes actually has no culinary schooling. Starting his career as a dishwasher at the age of 16, Chef Joe Andes knew cooking was in his blood and his passion carried him all the way to the top working under many top notch chefs.
Are you feeling prickly? How would you like to learn from a professional chef how to prepare, season and cook a four-course dinner? And then right then and there, enjoy that dinner with a couple of friends…Once a month Prickly Pear Restaurant hosts a cooking class at 6:30PM right here at Prickly Pear Restaurant in Hackettstown. The cost is just $45.00 per person. Bring a bottle of wine, a friend or two and have a great night… [more]