THE BALÃ‰ Appoints Brandon Huisman as Its Executive Chef
The BalÃ©, a Lifestyle Retreat and Member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is excited to announce the appointment of Brandon Huisman as its new Executive Chef. Brandon joins The BalÃ© Family with vast cooking and educational experience from around the globe.
Brandon graduated from Singapore American School in 1995 and then went on to receive a Business Management degree at Texas A&M University in College Station. It was there that Brandon found his love for cooking. Brandon began working at various restaurants during college beginning in 1996. After receiving his degree in Texas, he then went on to study for two years in Paris at Le Cordon Bleu. There he obtained the prestigious Le Grande DiplÃ´me and worked for excellent restaurants such as the 3 Michelin Star, Taillevent.
After Paris, Brandon moved back to the United States and worked for an up and coming restaurant in Naples, Florida, Syra where he completed a two years stint before being recruited to work for Columbia Tower Club in Seattle Washington. Columbia Tower Club specialized in modern American cooking where Brandon excelled as a lead chef before becoming Executive Chef during the opening of the Aman Resorts in Bhutan in the Himalayan Mountains.
Brandon and his wife of four years, Nicole, also a Le Cordon Blue graduate, started-up and ran four of their hotel restaurants across the country. While in Bhutan, Brandon developed his own charcuterie program and organic gardens. During their tenure in Bhutan, he also attended several Asian cooking culinary schools in both Singapore and Thailand to round out his cooking repertoire.
Brandon has been recognized as a leading chef and featured in CondÃ© Nast Traveler for several of his original recipes.