Chapter Chef of the Year 2020
Chefs toques off to you a sincere thank you for laying the groundwork for others to follow and in helping making us who we are today.
About Chef Brandon Reeves CWPC
After graduating from Frankenmuth High School in 2004, Brandon studied Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales University in Miami, Florida. He was one of the University's founding members of the Herb Society and became the president of the society in 2005. He was active with serving the local community and took part in several university hosted events through the school's Special Functions team. During his last year at JWU, Brandon did his internship at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, where the Masters Tournament of Golf is held. They invited him back to help with the tournament in 2008 and continued to return every year until 2012. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from JWU in 2006.
Upon graduation, Brandon moved back home to Frankenmuth and began his career at Zehnder's. He started in the kitchen at Splash Village and then made his way over to the restaurant's main kitchen as a grill cook. He worked there until 2011 when he accepted a position in the bakery. From there he learned a whole new skill set and earned a CWPC certification intending to earn a CEPC certification in the future. For the past 11 years, Brandon has taken part in the ACF's annual hot food competition that follows Zehnder's Snowfest. He has many wins under his belt, including people's choice and best display. Brandon excels at being a pastry chef, even thought that was not his original goal. Currently, he and his wife are in charge of the torte department in the bakery in the main restaurant.