A second-generation chef, Chef Dragos’ 30 years of experience ranges from hotels, clubs, consulting work for major food manufacturers to training galley crews aboard military supply ships. This varied experience allows him to really understand the problems and issues in many areas of foodservice.

After an apprenticeship starting with his father, an American born chef, and continuing with both classical French and German training, his many years of living in the Southwest has built a vast repertoire of classical, indigenous Mexican, and Native American flavors.

As a Corporate Chef for Nestlé, Chef Dragos helps foodservice operators optimize the use of Nestlé products in their kitchens. He also provides hands-on demonstrations, lectures and back of the house assistance, which includes recipe development for Nestlé products to many segments of the food industry: schools, colleges, hotels, foodservice and food processors.


Executive Chef, Radisson Fort McDowell Resort

& Casino, Fort McDowell, AZ

Corporate Chef, Foodservice Specialists,

Phoenix, AZ

Senior Chef Instructor, Tekontrol, Inc./Military

Sealift Command/Us Navy, Worldwide

Executive Chef, Ocotillo Golf Club, Brian’s

Restaurant, Chandler, AZ

Executive Chef, Food & Beverage Mgr.,

Radisson Southbank, Phoenix, AZ

Executive Chef, Sheraton Mesa Hotel and

Convention Center, Mesa, AZ


American Culinary Federation, 1986-Present

Current Chairman of the Board –

ACF Arizona Chapter

ACF Chef’s Association of Greater Phoenix 1986-1991

Sergeant of Arms-1988-1990- Phoenix

Certification Chair or Co-Chair at both Chapters

ACF Resort and Country Club Chef’s


President Multiple terms-Scottsdale

Presidential Medallion, American Culinary

Federation, 2006

ACF Resort and Country Club Chefs,

Chef of the Year, 1999

Local Member Las Vegas

ACF Fraternity of Chef’s

Due for induction into-

the American Academy of Chef’s July 13 2008

Sysco Foods Best Chef in the West, 1999Servico Hotels, National Chef of the Year, 1996

Radisson Regional Chef of the Year, 1996, 1993,


ACF Certified Executive Chef

ACF Certified Culinary Educator

Certified Food and Beverage Manager

Assist at all ACF Charity events.

Longest consecutive Judge helping with C-CAP

From the very start thru 2008

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