Chef Chad Harrison has been appointed to the role of Executive Chef at A Legendary Event. As the newest member of A Legendary Event’s award-winning culinary team, Harrison brings over two decades of experience in International and American menu design, food preparation, and traditional and modern culinary techniques.
His vita includes culinary work at the renowned Alexander’s Restaurant in Hilton Head, South Carolina; The Grand Ole House in the Grand Cayman Islands; the Marriott’s Pine Isle Resort; and monthly television appearances and food demonstrations with local media. Harrison’s extensive experience in both restaurant and off-premise banquet cuisine makes him an ideal fit at A Legendary Event. His modern approach to classic cuisine is based in his formal training in European culinary techniques mastered under German Master Chef Tell Erhardt.
Harrison’s culinary work has garnered several distinctions including the Tampa Tribune’s “Best of the Bay Chef’s Award,” and Tampa Bay Magazine’s “Best Bay Caterers Award.” As Executive Chef, Harrison will oversee all aspects of A Legendary Event’s culinary department including menu design, overseeing daily kitchen operations, food preparation, purchasing, and working closely with the Executive Sous Chef, Executive Pastry Chef, and the entire culinary team at A Legendary Event. Owner and President of A Legendary Event Tony Conway said, “Chef Harrison will be a great asset to our team—we’re delighted to have him on board.”