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Babson Executive Chef Alex Brugger Advances to Chef’s Plate 12 Final

Alex Brugger

Babson Executive Chef Alex Brugger defeated his opponent during the Ultimate Traveling Culinary Competition at Chef’s Plate 12 on September 19, 2016.

Brugger and his team are now eligible to go to Alabama in November 11-13, 2016 to compete in the finals of the World Chef Challenge. World Chef Challenge (WFC) is exclusively designed to find and feature professional chefs in a unique challenge that has to impress celebrity chef and culinary professional judges.

Presented by Chef’s Roll and World Food Championships, The World Chef Challenge will showcase world-class chefs in a multi-round tournament with the winner taking home a bounty of cash and prizes. From hand-skills, to recipe development and execution, the World Chef Challenge is an unbelievable showcase of culinary talent!

Competing chefs will square-off in three rounds of challenges that assess each chef’s hand skills, prep skills, cooking acumen and overall creativity.

See Bruggers profile from the competition!

About Alex Brugger

Chef Alex T. Brugger’s passion for the culinary arts came at a very young age, instilled by his grandmother, Aida. With working parents, she would watch him and his brother after school and they would prepare Cuban classics together on a daily basis. He would soon find himself both working in a restaurant while going to school. He began to work with great chefs like Norman Van Aken who took special interests and helped mold him into the celebrated chef and very successful restaurateur he is today.

His 23 years in the culinary industry has allowed him the opportunity to hold Executive titles at a young age in many high volume restaurants.  In 2014, Chef Brugger made his way north to be closer to family and became the Executive Chef of Bakers Best, Boston’s Premier VIP catering company with nearly $20M in annual revenue for over 30 years. There, he entertained VIP clients, sports teams & facilities, large tech and startup corporations.

In 2016 he was chosen by Compass Group USA and Chartwells Higher Education to become the Executive Chef of Babson. He resides in Kingston, MA with his wife Autumn and daughter Isabella.

About Chartwells at Babson

Chartwells is the recognized leader in contract foodservice management, hospitality and award-winning guest service within 270 college and university dining environments throughout academic institutions across the U.S. Chartwells’ new brand mantra, “Where Hungry Minds Gather,” signifies its commitment to re-inventing the dining experience for the next generation of students and beyond. Our nutritious cuisine not only satisfies the unique appetites, lifestyles and dietary needs of every guest dining on campus, but it also brings people together to promote the high-intensity relationships that will prepare students for the future.