Brandon Howard graduated with honors from Western Culinary Institute (Le Cordon Bleu), Portland, Oregon 1992. He competed in the 1992 World Culinary Olympics, Frankfurt, Germany with the U.S. Oregon Culinary Team (Silver Medal). Along with over 25 years of business development, Chef Howard has led the successful culinary and operational development for several prominent Utah restaurant locations. These include: Jake's, Market Street Grill and Oyster Bar, Park City Mountain Resort, Panini, The Point (Huntsman Cancer Institute), La Caille (AAA Four Diamond Award), Snowbird Ski Resort and most recently at Wingers. During Brandon's 28 year career he has had the opportunity to work with globally acclaimed culinary leaders – Alice Waters (Chez Panisse), John Ash (Fetzer Wine/Coyote Grill) and Master Chef Keith Keogh (Disney) to name a few. He has been awarded several local and national awards including the coveted Silver Plate Award (Chaîne des Rôtisseurs) and is featured in Best Chefs America since 2013.
In addition to the above mentioned achievements, Chef Howard has had the honor of hosting several premiere culinary events for prominent world leaders and main stream celebrities – the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Vice-President Dick Cheney, Davis Love III, Steve Young, Clarence Thomas and Gordon B. Hinckley.
Brandon supports several social and non-profit organizations through ongoing service such as Huntsman Cancer Institute, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Pro Start and Red Barn Farm (Red Barn Farm is a therapeutic community for substance abusers and behavioral change).