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Oklahoma State University

Distinguished Chef Series

Chef Event 2018-2019 Brochure 

Chef Brian Beland

Brian Beland, Certified Master Chef (CMC), has an extensive background in high-end, private club food and beverage operations. He earned a Bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University in Hospitality Business and an Associate’s degree from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Upon graduation from the CIA, Chef Beland was hired by the Country Club of Detroit and in February 2006 he was promoted to Executive Chef. In 2011, his role was expanded to Food & Beverage Director/Executive Chef. In January 2014, Chef Beland became a fulltime Chef Instructor at Schoolcraft College. Other highlights in Chef Beland’s career include earning ACF’s Certified Master Chef designation in 2010; recognition as Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association ACF Chapter’s Chef of the Year in 2011, earning the ACF’s Central Regional Chef of the Year in 2012; and scoring a gold medal at the ACF National Chef of the Year competition. As a member of the 2012 Michigan Culinary Olympic Team, Chef Beland earned an individual gold medal in Erfurt, Germany. In November 2013 Chef Beland competed at the inaugural Dubai Hospitality Championships as a member of ACF Team USA securing a team gold medal and second place overall. Chef Beland’s proudest accomplishment is his family including his wife, Colleen, and three young children.

Chef Brian Beland

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