Chef Barret Beyer is a Long Island native whose passion and dedication has allowed him to excel and succeed in every aspect of his professional and personal development. Born in 1976, he quickly displayed an affinity to creative culinary expression. Chef Barret Beyer desire to help others and improve the lives of those who surrounded him led to the enlistment with the United States Coast Guard. It was during this time of military service where he first realized his life dream when taking on the responsibility of kitchen management while serving his counterparts.
Upon completion of military service Chef Barret Beyer proceeded to further his education at Long Island’s Prestigious Culinary Academy where he graduated at the top of his class. Chef Barret Beyer successfully completed SERVSAFE certification and also passed the Nassau County Board Of Health Manager Certification course. Immediately after graduation Chef Barret was selected to participate in a unique opportunity with Bella Skye Catering to work on the Food Network’s Series “CHOPPED.”The experience of preparing dishes for the film staff and renowned Judges; Geoffrey Zakarian (Iron Chef), and Chef Aaron Sanchez only increased his desire to become a leader in the culinary industry. Shortly thereafter, Chef Barret was assisting Hell’s Kitchen Season 6 runner up, Kevin Cottle, at the infamous New York Food and Wine Expo. It is at this event where Chef Barret impressed another Hell’s Kitchen contender from season 7, Chef Nilka Hendricks. Chef Barret worked alongside Chef Nilka at the Chef’s Secrets 7, a non-profit culinary event to raise funds for the Long Island Association for AIDS Care Inc. (LIAAC). His most recent accomplishment was taking part in a cook off challenge against Food Networks Chef Robert Irvine live on stage at the Westbury Theater.
Chef Barret’s most recent accomplishment has put him on a nationwide platform as one of the contestants on FOX’s hit tv cooking reality show with Executive Chef Gordon Ramsay – Hell’s Kitchen Season 11. He has become a “Fan Favorite” from here to Honk Kong to the UK. Since his departure from the show he has used that platform and “Celebrity Chef” status to further his career and pay it forward to help those in need. He organized and raised money and cooked warm meals to feed the people of Long Beach after Super storm Sandy hit. He went out to Oklahoma and teamed up with Johnsonville Sausage Company to help cook and raise money and items for the victims of the F5 Tornado that ripped through Moore County, Oklahoma. He was also chosen as a Celebrity Chef Judge at the Long Island Hospitality Ball in 2013 and was on a panel of 5 judging the competition between the restaurants that attended. Chef Barret Beyer is also in the process of organizing an event to take place in August 2013 to raise money for and awareness for Bullying We’re Kickin It organization to help raise awareness against bullying.
Chef Barret Beyer will continue to pursue consistent growth, creativity, and culinary development through the positive interaction of culinary leaders. For now, rest assured his strong desire to share his culinary knowledge with others, and to provide personal chef services/classes for the inexperienced cooks/chefs will rapidly establish Chef Barret’s brand and associated added value.