Chef Elliott is honored to share his technical skills and culinary wisdom of his friend and colleague: THE DISTINGUISHED AND PHENOMENAL, Hell’s Kitchen Season 11 contestant, Celebrity Chef Barret Beyer!!!
From 7 PM – 8 PM EST on “Chef Elliott’s Entertaining Solutions”, NEN radio show by calling 718-766-4964 or at www.chefelliottentsol.info
Chef Barret Beyer epitomizes new beginnings and change, inspiring millions with his cooking and actions. While working in New York City’s financial industry and boom era during the aught, Beyer was arrested ten times for charges that ranged from selling drugs, Conspiracy to forgery, even overdosing and waking up on life support after 2 days in 2006. From 1998 until 2008, he was in and out of jails. However coinciding with the birth of his daughter in 2008, the reality TV star finally got sober. Chef Beyer states, “I couldn’t do it anymore. I wanted to be a father she could look up to.” He did. Leaving the world of finance and clanging cells bars behind, the love of cooking became the inspiration for his life’s next course. Always a home cook, Beyer attended culinary school in his native Long Island. Before even graduating, the ambitious New Yorker already had a job as a sous chef.
Chef Beyer then made it to “Hell’s Kitchen” with the legendary kitchen screamer Gordon Ramsey. His favorite television experience. It’s that drive to succeed and healthy ambition which drove him to participate in “Cutthroat Kitchen”, another on-camera cooking competition. Food & Beverage Magazine and Chef Works have both named him “Chef of The Month” in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
Chef Beyer volunteers and works non-profits events around the country including Reality Rally which raises money for Michelle’s Place, a Breast Cancer Resource Center in Temecula. Bullying We’re Kickin’, which he is a Spokesperson for, has organized and raised money to cook warm meals to feed the people and first responders of Long Beach after Super storm Sandy hit. He went out to Oklahoma & teamed up with Johnsonville Sausage Company to help cook, raise money and items for the victims of the F5 Tornado that ripped through Moore County.
With eight years of sobriety and five years of cooking, its clear Chef Beyer has changed his life. He will continue to pursue consistent growth, creativity, and culinary development through the positive interaction of culinary leaders.