While attending Culinary School, Brad worked part-time at a catering company, Michael’s Catering. This job gave him more insight on how to work in a kitchen. Also, at this time Brad and his friends started catering small parties for people, charging them only for the cost of the food.
Upon graduating from Culinary School, Brad took an externship at the Arizona Biltmore, starting in the banquets kitchen and then moving to the 4 star fine dining restaurant, Wrights. While working at the Biltmore, Brad still worked on call and part-time at Michael’s Catering. This continued for about three years. From the Biltmore Brad headed to Paradise, Washington to work on Mt. Rainer and be the supervisor at the kitchen of Paradise Inn. After a short stint in Washington, Brad moved back to Arizona and back to the Biltmore where he continued working for another year. After leaving the Biltmore, Brad became Sous Chef at the Boulders Resort and Spa in the 5 star fine dining kitchen, Latilla. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted once again to the restaurant’s Chef De Cuisine. While working at Latilla, Brad was a contestant on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen. Brad says that “working closley with Gordon Ramsey was a privilige that not many Chefs get to do”.
Before leaving Arizona Brad traveled to Europe eating and staging at the best restaurants they had to offer. When Brad returned from Europe he moved to LA. He then made the move to work with famed Chef Joachim Splinchel at the Michelin starred restaurant Patina. After a year at Patina Brad ventured to us to become our Executive Chef.
Brad appeared and was featured on numerous radio, television broadcasts, and magazines articles discussing food and culinary experiances. He also appeared on a number of state-wide and national television broadcasts including Good Morning Arizona, Fox Reality Special, Channel 12 News, Channel 3 News, and Fox Live with American Idol. In addition, Brad has been featured in many magazine articles including those which appeared in 944 Magazine, Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine, Life & Style Magazine, as well as numerous Internet articles, posts, and blogs.
He has also been the recipient of a number of culinary awards. He won second place in the 2008 Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s Culinary Battle. Brad also won the “Spirit of the Fest” award for most creative salsa at the Scottsdale Salsa Festival. In addition, Brad received the 2007 Wertherlin Award for culinary excellence. He was also ranked among the Top 20 in the Arizona Celebrity Waste Not Challenge out of 100 restaurants state-wide.
Currently, Brad is living in Los Angeles, California. He spends his time traveling, and staging at restaurants around the world. In his spare time Brad enjoys reading cookbooks, eating out at new restaurants and talking food with anybody who loves cooking and culinary technique.