Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Interview: Applebee’s Master Chef Stephen BulgarelliCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Interview: Applebee’s Master Chef Stephen Bulgarelli

Interview by Lori Bizzoco. Written by Meghan Khameraj.

Applebee’s Master Chef Stephen Bulgarelli has had an extensive and impressive culinary history, working for Chili’s and TGI Friday’s before taking on the role of Master Chef at Applebee’s. Since he joined the Applebee’s team in 2017, Bulgarelli has curated several dishes for eager patrons. His passion for culinary arts extends past crafting means. He works with Applebee’s to give back to the community by providing veterans and active military with free meals on Veterans Day. Bulgarelli also shared why Applebee’s is the ideal date night spot, especially for those in a relationship with veterans or active military.

In our celebrity interview, Chef Stephen Bulgarelli showcases his culinary talent while also sharing insight on Applebee’s project to honor veterans

In a recent celebrity interview with, Chef Bulgarelli shared the latest philanthropic initiative and some date night tips for those in relationship with a veteran. He even demonstrates how to prepare one of Applebee’s most notable dishes.

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Chef Bulgarelli is an expert when it comes to pleasing the masses. He has worked for Chili’s, TGI Friday’s, and is currently Applebee’s Master Chef. His passion for cooking is clear to anyone who takes a moment to listen to him describe his food. From warm pasta dishes to hearty steaks, Bulgarelli has a meal on his menu for various types of eaters out there.

While Chef Bulgarelli’s extensive experience is an achievement to be proud of, he is “super proud and honored,” to be a part of Applebee’s initiative to honor veterans and active military. On Veteran’s Day, Applebee’s is offering any veteran or active military personnel a free meal. There are seven entrees to choose from: Classic Bacon Cheeseburger, 6 oz. USDA Select Top Sirloin, Chicken Tenders Platter, Double Crunch Shrimp, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Oriental Chicken Salad, and Three-Cheese Chicken Penne.

The program to honor veterans has been happening annually for the past 11 years and has served 9.8 million meals to veterans across the country. Veterans should head to their local Applebee’s to receive their free full-sized entree.

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Along with their wonderful program for veterans, Applebee’s is a hidden gem of date night spots. Chef Bulgarelli mentions about 20-25% of customers go to Applebee’s for dates. Bulgarelli’s menu includes various different options so anyone who dines at Applebee’s is bound to find a meal they enjoy, “we have something for everyone on dates including amazing desserts,” Chef Bulgarelli reveals.

If you’re in a relationship with someone in the military or a veteran, or if you’re in the military or a veteran yourself, Applebee’s is an amazing date night option. With their diverse food options and free meals on Veteran’s Day, you can’t go wrong with their delicious menu. Enjoy a welcoming atmosphere while dining on amazing dishes curated by Chef Bulgarelli.

Chef Bulgarelli has more than just food on his plate, but that won’t slow him down. While he masterminds new wonderful culinary creations, his patrons can enjoy his already innovative menu at their local Applebee’s location.

You can find Chef Bulgarelli on LinkedIn.