Our Story

Meet Chef Yusef McCoy

Yusef McCoy was born in Philadelphia, PA, (the 1st child of John Black and Marcina McCoy). Yusef has a beautiful daughter Syrena Amya McCoy who is his world .As a child he always enjoyed serving others whether it was a family gathering or just lending a helping hand to an elderly neighbor. As a pre teen Yusef attended Mt. Olive Holy Temple where he joined many auxiliary, he took pride in serving on the outreach ministry on Tuesdays and Sundays, In 2003 Yusef was ordained as a Deacon Elect at the age of 21under the leadership of Bishop T.J Martin, Yusef is a current member of True Holiness Temple under the great teaching of Dr. Gloria J Lewis. He matriculated through the Philadelphia pubic school system and through hard work and determination completed his diploma at The Center for Literacy. Yusef was raised by his paternal grandmother (the late Edith M. Black) effectually known as Nana. Throughout the years he would eagerly watch and learn as Nana, prepared the family meals. It was this eagerness to learn and the love of a good home cooked meal that fostered Yusef’s growth into his current passion, the culinary arts. He has taken years of practice, holidays and celebrations, added a little love and turned them into Young & Blessed Catering over the last few years Yusef wanted to pay tribute to his NaNa in doing so he changed the name from Young & Blessed Catering to Bistro 870, 870 N Holly St was his NaNa’s address the home in west Philadelphia where he was raised. In 2015 Yusef and his best friend Raheem Goldwire started a small pop-up and of course they named it Bistro 870, the bistro has built relationships with thousands of people. With the help of GOD we will be opening a new building in November 2016, as we await the grand opening of the new Bistro 870 we continue to service our clients with amazing food for all their events. His constant prayer is (GOD bless me to be a blessing) (Yusef currently resides and works in and around Philadelphia P.A .)