Brad’s love for cooking was instilled in him from a young age. Growing up in a suburb of Chicago, Brad spent much of his childhood cooking alongside his grandmother and lending a hand in his father’s butcher shop. Brad went on to open “Ox & Son” and “Ashland Hill” restaurants in Santa Monica, California to critical acclaim. He is currently the chef and partner at Inn of the Seventh Ray restaurant, corporate chef and tastemaker for Five Star Senior Living, one of the country’s most prestigious retirement companies. Brad is a much sought-after television personality, appearing on such channels as VH1, NBC, FOX, Food Network, Cooking Channel, PBS, Tasted Channel and Hallmark Channel. He currently stars in Food Truck Nation on Cooking Channel.