Brian Dragos

A second-generation chef, Chef Dragos’ 30 years of experience ranges from hotels, clubs, consulting work for major food manufacturers to training galley crews aboard military supply ships. This varied experience has allowed him to understand the problems and issues in many areas of foodservice. After an apprenticeship starting with his father, an American born chef, and continuing with both classical French and German training, his many years of living in the Southwest has built a vast repertoire of classical, indigenous Mexican, and Native American flavors.

Education/Training:

  • Teaching Certification Program, Maricopa Community College
  • Hospitality Management, Scottsdale Community College
  • Certified Food Safety Manager, National Registry of Food Safety Professionals

Major Achievements/Awards:

  • Nestlé ProfessionalTM Chef of the Year 2011
  • Member of American Culinary Federation
  • Presidential Medallion, American Culinary Federation, 2006
  • ACF Resort and Country Club Chefs, Chef of the Year, 1999
  • Sysco Foods Best Chef in the West, 1999
  • Servico Hotels, National Chef of the Year, 1996
  • Radisson Regional Chef of the Year, 1996, 1993, 1992
  • Certified Executive Chef
  • Certified Culinary Educator
  • Certified Food and Beverage Manager

Work History:

  • Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino, Fort McDowell, AZ—Executive Chef
  • Foodservice Specialists, Phoenix, AZ—Corporate Chef
  • Tekontrol, Inc./Military Sealift Command/Us Navy, Worldwide—Senior Chef Instructor
  • Ocotillo Golf Club, Brian’s Restaurant, Chandler, AZ—Executive Chef
  • Food & Beverage Mgr., Radisson Southbank, Phoenix, AZ—Executive Chef
  • Sheraton Mesa Hotel and Convention Center, Mesa, AZ—Executive Chef

Favorite Food:

  • Sushi

Favorite Minor’s® Product:

  • Minor’s Chipotle Flavor Concentrate

Contact:

  • <Brian.Dragos@@flavormeansbusiness.com>

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