Meet The BDC Team


The Buffalo Dinner Club team has grown since our inception in February 2017. We’re excited to introduce our leaders and promise to work hard to connect you to the best food that our vibrant and diverse city has to offer.

Steve Ambrose, President

It’s hard to find someone more excited about Buffalo and its food scene than our founder and President Steve Ambrose. Steve attended St. Francis High School and earned his B.S. in Entrepreneurship from Canisius College. After graduating, Steve knew that he wanted to make a positive impact on the city he had grown up loving. He decided that he could combine his Buffalove with his love of food in a way that could help support the local restaurant scene. Since starting Buffalo Dinner Club, Steve has been able to do just that all while introducing the diverse and eager population of Buffalo to each other and the best food the city has to offer.


Brian Cleary, Chief Marketing Officer

Brian Cleary is a digital marketing professional born in Hamburg, NY. He recently graduated from Medaille College with a B.S. in Business Administration and has since managed digital strategy and social media marketing for multiple local companies. When Brian isn’t busy being the mastermind behind BDC’s graphics and website, he is focused on launching his own marketing business and is passionate about the resurgence of the city of Buffalo. His appetite is always craving the fine eats and delicious craft brews in the 716!


Amy Brooks, Executive Editor 

Amy Brooks is a food and beverage writer born and raised with Buffalove in her heart. After living in the Town of Tonawanda her whole life, and attending Canisius College, where she earned her BS in Journalism and Communication Studies, she decided to take a semester to study abroad in Galway, Ireland. This sparked a major case of wanderlust which lead her to travel to London, England for her master’s degree in International Journalism. Among her crowning achievements are introducing sponge candy to Swedes and getting Irish and Thai to segue out of awkward silences by saying “how ‘bout them Bills?”

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