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 Meet Chef Brooke


Chef Brooke studied culinary arts in Denver, Colorado at Johnson & Wales University graduating at the top of her class and earning the Academic Performance and Classical Cookery Awards.  Upon graduation, Chef Brooke moved to New York City for an internship with a company that specialized in high-end catering, and rated 2nd in the city.  Most recently, Chef Brooke worked at St. Ambrose University as a production manager, overseeing all food service operations serving 3,000 people daily. 

Brooke grew up in Matherville, Illinois, where her parents owned an ice cream shop that they later turned into a restaurant.  It was here that Brooke found her love for culinary arts and learned about value and a great work ethic, setting the foundation for a great future.  This is also where she developed her love of great Midwestern cuisine and considers this her specialty. 

As your in-store executive chef here at Hy-Vee, Brooke wants to pass along her nine-plus years of culinary knowledge, providing you with an exceptional variety of high-quality menu options.  Please don’t hesitate to ask for her; she is available for any culinary questions, cooking classes, meal ideas and home caterings.  She always enjoys sharing her love of food with customers.

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Culinary Opportunities

• Weekly demos

• Cooking classes

• In-home chef services

• Culinary consulting

• Meal solutions

• Healthy meal alternatives