Chef Fest! Chef Spotlight – Chef John Byrne

Meet some of the local Chefs who will be cooking up some fun at the WCF’s annual fundraiser and community event on Sunday Nov 19

Chef John Byrne grew up in Ireland where he developed his love of food from his mother, also a chef. He’s been with US Foods for the past 13 years including roles in sales, and now focusing on food trends and culinary innovation as the first Food Fanatic Chef for US Foods. Food Fanatics is a movement of food people who share their love of food to inspire business success and stay on the cutting edge of the culinary scene.

Previously Chef Byrne was General Manager for Macy’s Restaurants and a Director of Food & Beverage for Radisson Hotels Worldwide. He worked for Carnival Cruise Lines onboard eleven different Carnival ships before transitioning from Chef to Food & Beverage Manager.

Chef Byrne received his culinary training from the Dublin Institute of Technology in Dublin, Ireland.

He has appeared on television and radio in Europe and the United States, and hosted his own TV Show, “Metro Mixx”, featuring the Gaelic Gourmet. In 2002 “Metro Mixx” was awarded “Best Cable TV show in the Twin Cities” by SCCTV.

Chef Byrne not only serves up great food, for 17 years he served the Woodbury community as a firefighter/EMT.

The Woodbury Community Foundation, in partnership with the American Culinary Federation (ACF), present the premier culinary event of the season, CHEF FEST 2017 which will bring together the Twin Cities finest ACF Chefs to dazzle your tastebuds and challenge your palate.
Sunday November 19, 2017

To purchase your tickets and for more information CLICK HERE


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