dave beran

Executive Chef

Location 15h@2xLos Angeles, CA

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Work Experience
  • Executive Chef
    Next RestaurantChicago, IL, US
    Jan. 2011 to Apr. 2016 (5 years and 3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Development of menus/concepts
    Oversee day to day operations
    Manage and train staff

    James beard best new restaurant 2012, James beard beat chef Great Lakes 2014, food and wine best new chef 2014, chicago tribune chef of the year 2013, 4 star chicago tribune for 13 of 16 menus.
  • Chef de Cuisine
    AlineaChicago, IL, US
    Jun. 2006 to Jan. 2011 (4 years and 7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Helped conceptualize and develop new menu concepts
    Oversee day to day function of restaurant
    Help train foh and boh
    (Cdc 2009-1/2011, sous 2007-2009)

    #6 SP world top 50 2010, 3 Michelin 2010
  • Chef de Partie
    Tru RestaurantChicago, IL, US
    May. 2005 to Jun. 2006 (1 year and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Worked all stations

  • Chef de Partie
    mk restaurantChicago, IL, US
    Oct. 2003 to May. 2005 (1 year and 7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Worked all stations

  • Business
    Lake Forest CollegeLake Forest, IL, US
    Sep. 1999 to May. 2003

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    BA in business, minor in psychology and philosophy Degree


Advanced Knife Handling

Molecular gastronomy

Culinary Menu / Recipe Development



Purveyor/Local Farmer Relationships

Family Meal


Fish Cookery

Sauce Development

Fish butchery


Food / Beverage Pairing


Food Budgeting


Food Styling


General knife handling

Ticket Management

Up to 100 covers a night

Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Up to 50 covers a night

Kitchen management

Vegan / Vegetarian Cooking

Vegetable Breakdown

Meat Butchery

Vegetable cookery

Meat Cookery

Menu development

Wood Fire Cooking

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Basic Floor Service

Classic Food / Wine Service

Menu development

Conflict Resolution

Customer service

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Floral Arrangement

Staff education / motivation

Food / Beverage Pairing

Staffing / scheduling

Food Preparation Knowledge

Food Safety Knowledge

Running, cycling, swimming. General outdoor activities
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