Brad Barnes, CMC, CCA, AAC
The Culinary Institute of America Consulting and Industry Programs
Hyde Park, NY
The Culinary institute of America alumnus Brad Barnes is director of CIA Consulting and Industry Programs. Before returning to his alma mater in 2009, Chef Barnes was president of GigaChef, LLC, a consulting company for hotels and high-volume foodservice. He previously held executive chef positions for a variety of establishments, 64 Greenwich Avenue and Nancy Allen Rose Catering in Greenwich, CT. Active in the American Culinary Federation, Chef Barnes is chair of its Certified Master Chef Committee, a certified competition judge, and the recipient of several honors, including the ACF President's Award. The co-author of three books, he served as coach for Team USA at the Culinary Olympics in 2000, 2004, and 2008.