Reel Seafood Appoints New Chef

New Head Chef, Alan Maki

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Reel Seafood Co. in Colonie has a new head chef, Alan Maki, who most recently was executive sous chef at Angelo’s 677 Prime in Albany and, before that, worked at Prime at Saratoga National in Saratoga Springs. He starts Tuesday (7/22). Maki replaces Dustin Aipperspach, who was hired late last year and overhauled the menu in January following the restaurant’s $600,000 renovation.

Reel Seafood owner Aliki Serras tells me she re-evaluated Aipperspach after six months on the job and determined he was not a good fit for the restaurant. Aipperspach tells me, “I have decided to move on from Reel Seafood Co. for another opportunity that better suits me.”


Serras says Maki may make slight modifications to the menu but won’t introduce a full menu of his own until the fall.