Brad Harris Named Executive Chef for MUSE at the Anchorage Museum
Photo courtesy of NANA Management Services
Anchorage, AK – May 20, 2016 – MUSE Restaurant at the Anchorage Museum recently welcomed Brad Harris to its kitchen as executive chef. Harris was formally trained in traditional French cuisine at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and specializes in modern American and Italian cuisines.
Harris’s experience spans 16 years of preparing food professionally, but his love for cooking dates back to his childhood, when a friend’s Lebanese grandmother invited him to a family dinner and introduced him to cultural foods grounded in tradition – an experience that immediately sparked Harris’s passion for flavors that are unfamiliar to the palate.
Harris began his career as a sous chef on an international cruise line, which allowed him to travel to dozens of countries and savor foods from all over the world. After serving in executive chef roles in various states throughout the U.S., Harris pursued his love for adventure to Alaska, where he joined the Nenana View Bar & Grille near Denali National Park and Preserve as chef de cuisine. Most recently, Harris served as executive chef at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, where he designed menus featuring locally sourced farm products in a fine-dining atmosphere.
Given his love for distinctive flavors and the Alaska outdoors, Harris is excited to join MUSE, located squarely in Anchorage’s bustling downtown. “MUSE is a unique restaurant in that it resides in a museum, which naturally provides an upscale yet inviting dining experience,” Harris said. “I hope to elevate the menu with modern, creative flavors and artistic plating for our restaurant patrons and catered events. I’m already getting started.”
Managed by NANA Management Services, MUSE at the Anchorage Museum uses fresh ingredients from the Pacific Northwest prepared with European flair to create imaginative, elegant cuisine. MUSE offers full menus for lunch and dinner and features locally crafted beers that complement an extensive wine selection, both of which are celebrated during monthly beer and wine tastings. MUSE also provides extensive catering services for the Anchorage Museum as well as corporate events. For more information or to reserve a table, visit muse.anchoragemuseum.org.