The Country Club of Detroit earned the #4 spot in C+RB’s First Annual Top Ranked Culinary Experiences program.
From upscale cuisine to more casual fare, Brian Beland, CMC, Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at the Country Club of Detroit (CCD) in Grosse Point Farms, Mich., prides himself on using only the freshest ingredients and finest preparation techniques. Beland, who is one of only 72 Certified Master Chefs in America, has worked at the club since 1999, and has been its top chef since 2006.
Under his leadership, CCD has risen to become a premier professional culinary program providing members and guests with the finest dining experience, while supporting constant personal and professional growth for its team through culinary excellence.
Beland is also a culinary instructor at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Mich.
Beland’s career highlights include the American Culinary Federation Certification Commission and Chair of the CMC/CMPC certification program. He was Vice President of ACF’s Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Chapter in 2011, President for the 2013/14 term, and Chairman of the Board in 2015/16.
As a member of the 2012 Michigan Culinary Olympic Team, Beland scored an individual gold medal in Category A in Erfurt, Germany. Also in 2011, Beland was recognized as Chef of the Year for the MCCA Chapter, won the Central Regional Chef of the Year title in 2012, and went on to score a gold medal at the ACF National Chef of the Year competition.
In November 2013, Beland competed at the inaugural Dubai Hospitality Championships as a member of Team USA, scoring a team gold and second place overall.
He has been a featured presenter at the Chef to Chef Conference on multiple occasions and is a regular contributor to articles, podcasts and videos with Club + Resort Chef.
As a result of his strong leadership and culinary skillset, CCD is considered by its members to be their first choice for all dining and socializing activities.