Brandon Rosen

Current Residency: San Mateo, CA
Occupation: Private Chef

Chef Brandon Rosen grew up immersed in his family owned and operated chocolate factory, Leah Gold’s Fantazamadazzle Magical Chocolate Factory in Howell, Michigan. When Brandon was a teenager, he began working at a number of small town establishments where he fell in love with cooking.  At age 16, he competed in his first culinary competition with the American Culinary Federation, led by coach and mentor, Chef Scott Swamba. After graduating high school early, Brandon left rural Michigan to chase his dreams in the big city, where waited outside Alain Ducasse at The Essex House day after day before getting hired. After working through the restaurants closure, he transitioned to Eleven Madison Park, before moving west to work in the kitchens at The French Laundry, Benu and Redd in California.  Presently, Brandon is an Executive Private Chef in the Silicon Valley. Throughout his career he has come to understand that true American cuisine is defined by the many different cultures that have migrated together and he strives to represent these flavors in his dining experiences.