Corporate Executive Chef, LYFE Kitchen
Jeremy Bringardner is a member of the first graduating class of the world’s premier Culinary Nutrition program at Johnson & Wales University, 2001. He earned an associate degree in Culinary Arts and a bachelors of science degree in Culinary Nutrition, both summa cum laude, and received the Freshman of the Year Academic Achievement Award, 1998.
Jeremy earned his cooking chops by training under several legendary chefs. He studied New England cuisine under Chef Daniel Bruce, Rustic Italian cuisine under Al Forno Chefs George Germon & Johanne Killeen, Classical French cuisine under Chef Dominique Michou in Belgium, Alsatian cuisine under Chef Jean Joho, Fusion Asian cuisine under Chef Bill Kim, and most notably Jeremy joined the major leagues of fine-dining with a 3 year stint in the world class kitchens of Charlie Trotter. In his time at Trotter’s, Chef Jeremy rose to the level of Tournant Chef and embraced the jazz-like improvisational approach to cooking at every station in the kitchen and was appointed to the “Trotter’s all stars” traveling team for special events. Jeremy revolutionized the menu at Trotter’s To Go, a frontier “prepared foods to go” outlet, contributing over 100 recipes, dozens of which became top selling fan favorites and garnered a devout following.
Today, Jeremy Bringardner is the Corporate Executive Chef for LYFE Kitchen and is the culinary mastermind behind their award-winning menu. Through LYFE kitchen, a fast casual restaurant concept with 17 locations and counting, Chef Jeremy leads the “great tasting, good for you” food revolution and is changing the way America eats by combining his fine-dining background and nutrition education to create delicious everyday foods with nutritional edge that are affordable and accessible to the masses. LYFE Kitchen has received countless awards and media recognition, including being named one of the “Top 5 Hottest Concepts of 2014” by Nations Restaurant News. Chef Jeremy’s innovative food has appeared in/on Windy City Live, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Wired Magazine, Parents Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Shape magazine, Flavor Magazine, Taste Magazine, Women’s Health, LA Times, NY times, NY Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV, and many other news and media outlets.
In 2014, Chef Jeremy competed on and won the Food Networks cooking competition show “CHOPPED”. He was the first “healthy chef” on the show to take down a butter loving bacon obsessed tattooed chef competitor on national TV, using only nutritionally responsible cooking techniques to develop exciting flavors and take home the title “Chopped Champion!”