Thursday, November 1, 2012

[Metromode] 5 Questions with Michigan Chef Of The Year Brian Henson

Brian Henson, Executive Chef of Big Rock Chop House in Birmingham, was recently named the winner the 2012 Chef of the Year award from the Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association (an honor based on a cooking competition, which was a new method of judging for 2012). Henson went to Schoolcraft College 20 years ago when it was going through its major transition from extremely "old-school" teaching to hiring savvy master chefs and building a new facility.

Since then Henson's culinary career has been a colorful one. He worked under Brian Polcyn at Pike Street and Milos Cihelka at the Golden Mushroom, traveled with Wolfgang Puck as part of his national training team, spent time at the "White House of the West" (the Brown Palace Hotel) in Denver, then came back to Michigan where he spent a year at Steve and Rocky's followed by five years at MotorCity Casino, and landed at Big Rock, where he been for the last four or so years.

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