Rising Star Chef Bryan Ogden of Munchbar at Caesars Palace - Biography

Las Vegas, NV

November 2011

Having grown up under the wings of the culinary genius of his father, celebrated chef, author and restaurateur Bradley Ogden, Bryan Ogden knows a thing or two about creating extraordinary cuisine. Originally from Overland Park, KS, Bryan Ogden attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.

While he joined his father for the first time in the kitchen at Bradley Ogden at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Ogden has also worked with celebrated chefs such as Charlie Trotter, Michael Mina, Alice Waters and Michel Richard. At Bradley Ogden he helped generate daily changing seasonal menus that reflect a multi-generational interpretation of modern American cooking. Ogden’s passion for wine is as deep as his passion for the kitchen. At Bradley Ogden he doubled as the Wine Director, overseeing the restaurant’s wine menu. He eventually wanted to broaden his horizons, though, and left for Los Angeles and Apple, a high-end restaurant-turned-lounge tasting menu. In 2009 he left for Vegas again - he can currently be found at comfort food Munchbar at Caesars Palace.