Chef Dan Bearss

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts

Instructor Dan Bearss
Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: Banh Mi

"You want to succeed, and I want to help you achieve your goals. I am always here to talk and process. Together we can figure out the best way to learn about food, complete the requirements for class, and have fun along the way."

Chef Dan Bearss


Chef Dan has ten years of experience — including breakfast and butchery — spanning the restaurant, hotel, and cruise ship industries.

Before working in his current role as an Escoffier Chef Instructor, Chef Dan began his culinary career by achieving his associate degree in culinary arts. He now aids online students by helping them navigate their culinary education.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Food Protection Manager

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Chef - Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
  • Sous Chef - Morning Collective
  • Line Cook - Norwegian Cruise Lines

Dish Examples

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Poached Pear Benedict with a Vanilla Custard

Poached pear benedict with a vanilla custard

Balsamic Chicken Toast with Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes, and Basil

Balsamic chicken toast with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and basil

Pork Banh Mi With Pickled Daikon Radish and Carrots

Pork Banh Mi with pickled daikon radish and carrots

Shrimp, Chicken, Mussel Paella

Shrimp, chicken, mussel paella

Teriyaki Glazed Chicken With a Pineapple Avocado Salsa

Teriyaki glazed chicken with a pineapple avocado salsa


  • Associate Degree in Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University

Special Interests

Mountain biking, snowboarding, and reading.

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