About Us

James Malaby was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. and moved to South Jersey in 2000 in search of his dream. The owner and head chef of blueplate restaurant opened the doors to his dream in December 2005.

James has worked in the restaurant business for nearly 20 years, and has been trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America.

James has worked for several years as first cook, first at Jake's Restaurant and Bar in Manayunk and then at several locations in Arizona including Vincent Guerithault on Camelback, The Arizona Biltmore, and The Phoenician's Windows on the Green. Mr. Malaby also returned to Jake's as Sous Chef, before working at Philadelphia's well-known four star restaurant Brasserie Perrier owned by George Perrier.

Chef Malaby offers creative culinary innovations that combine a New American and French cuisine. Some signature dishes he has created are his carrot-apple risotto with andouille sausage, his oven roasted mahi served with roasted tomato, dill and fresh crabmeat, and his warm chocolate "sex" on a blueplate for dessert!!! This dessert gives chocoholics their fix.

blueplate is an upscale casual dining restaurant that serves a very relaxed breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. By night the restaurant transforms into a cozy 75 seat BYO with on premise parking.

47 S. Main Street
Mullica Hill, New Jersey