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Chef Van Hurd

Executive Chef/Culinary Instructor

Chef Van Hurd, an accomplished culinary veteran, brings a wealth of experience from roles such as Executive Chef at Bourassa Catering & Events in Wallingford, CT, and notable positions including Corporate Executive Chef for Taino Smokehouse and Executive Chef at Sayulita Inspired Mexican Cuisine. With a diverse culinary background stemming from his roots in Georgia and upbringing in Texas, Chef Hurd has left his mark in various culinary settings, showcasing his expertise on TV's Hell's Kitchen and earning a culinary degree from the Art Institute of Dallas. Beyond his professional achievements, he is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of chefs, fostering growth and success in the culinary industry.