Chad Braun

Chad Braun

Chad Braun

Assistant General Manager

Get to know Chad!

From: Born in Missouri, lived in North Dakota until age 6, then moved to Traverse City, Michigan where he attended and graduated high school.

Brief background of previous work experience: Worked at Ruth's Chris as a bartender for the last 2.5 years became a sommelier. Worked at The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck for 1.5 years as a bartender, learned fine dining from the Wolfgang Puck corporate trainers, and got to meet Wolfgang himself.

Brief personal life: Sports fan and a Michigan man. Loves the outdoors hiking, biking, swimming, and fishing. Loves going to the beach and boating - being from Traverse City its built into his DNA. Went to Grand Valley State and received a degree in Economics and Finance.

Best food ever tasted and where it was from: Lamb Agnilotti from Swifts Attic in Austin Texas.

Favorite thing on our menu: Porc A la Normande.

Best vacation ever taken: Spent a week in Scottsdale, Arizona golfing and relaxing by the pool.

Beverage of choice: Loves a good Negroni, a good Bourbon Side Car, a
glass of Chatenuef du Pape or Vouvray, and so much more.

Likes to do for fun: Likes to hang out with friends, be outside, or just relax at home.

Best piece of advice ever given: "The moment you think you are the smartest person in the room is the moment you are not. Never stop getting better, learning and preparing."

Advice you would give a candidate who wants to join our team of superstars: Learn new things, Create new experiences and work hard.

If he were a superhero, his superpower would be: Charming.