About the Chef

Chef Dustin Haberer started Nana Karen's Cruisin Kitchen after several years as Executive Chef at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research conference center in Danville.

Haberer, from Syracuse, N.Y., attended college in Buffalo for media and marketing. During his 17 years of culinary experience, he has catered to numerous celebrities, including Vice President Joe Biden, Carroll Shelby and Patrick Dempsey, as well as several NASCAR drivers, Trace Adkins, Michael Jordan Motorsports and Porsche Club of America, according to the release.

Haberer trained in New York style Italian cuisine, and is known for implementing systems to more effectively manage food cost, labor and food sales for successful start-up restaurant operations, and spent the summer of 2017 working to improve the Danville Braves concession stand.

Who's Nana Karen?

Nana Karen’s was chosen to honor Dustin's mother, Karen Haberer, who passed away from cancer at 49 years old.  The “Nana” was added in hopes to keep the business in the family for generations to come and forever remember her.  

Each day when we wake up and come to work we remember and honor her memory!

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