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Award winning chef and charcuterie experts Brian Polcyn is nationally recognized for his creativity and vision behind Detroit’s most highly praised restaurants.

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Award winning chef and charcuterie experts Brian Polcyn is nationally recognized for his creativity and vision behind Detroit’s most highly praised restaurants. Brian showed off his young skills at two of Michigan’s most prestigious restaurants, The Golden Mushroom with Certified Master Chef Milos Ciihelka and The Lark. Before opening Forest Grill in Birmingham, Michigan, he created four of Michigan’s most prestigious restaurants.

His cooking debut was in 1987 at Street Restaurant in Pontiac, Michigan. Within weeks, food critics from all over were throwing accolades at Brian and his team. In 1990, he premiered Chimayo, Michigan’s first restaurant featuring authentic Southwestern cuisine and three years later, he created Acadia, where chefs cooked over a variety of hard woods. Brian Polcyn then opened Five Lakes Grill in Milford.

Brian Polcyn has been featured in Michael Ruhlman’s book, The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection which takes the reader through Brian’s demanding weeklong Certified Master Chef practicum and exam at the Culinary Institute of America. In 2005, Briand teamed with Michael to publish Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing. The book was nominated for a James Beard Award. Demand for Brian’s gastronomical expertise was at an all time high and upon his return to Oakland County, he opened his second restaurant in 2008 called Forest Grill. The location was perfect, with ideal timing for the Birmingham Forest Grill project. The Forest Grill in an American bistro providing fine food to its customers while incorporating elements of traditional European cooking mixed with a modern American cuisine.

Chef Brian has been featured in various publications including The New York Times, The Detroit News, Atlantic Monthly, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Playboy, Detroit Hour Magazine, The Detroit Free Press and Wine Spectator. He received three gold medals and silver from The American Culinary Federation, The Hiram Walker Corporation awarded him as the Rising Star in American Cuisine and he was first runner up in the semi-annual American Culinary Gold Cup Bocuse d’Or. His restaurant, Five Lakes Grill won best restaurant in 2005, and Brian was nominated for Best Chef Midwest by the James Beard Foundation. He has been a cook at several James Beard House dinners in New York City, participates at the Traverse City Epicurean Classic, and StarChefs International Chefs Congress. Brian Polcyn is also a teacher at Schoolcraft College and teaches charcuterie. He is available for hosting, cooking demonstrations and speaking engagements.

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    Booking fees for Brian Polcyn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brian Polcyn, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brian Polcyn for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brian Polcyn for your next private or corporate function.
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Brian Polcyn

Award winning chef and charcuterie experts Brian Polcyn is nationally recognized for his creativity and vision behind Detroit’s most highly praised restaurants.

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Brian Polcyn Biography

Award winning chef and charcuterie experts Brian Polcyn is nationally recognized for his creativity and vision behind Detroit’s most highly praised restaurants. Brian showed off his young skills at two of Michigan’s most prestigious restaurants, The Golden Mushroom with Certified Master Chef Milos Ciihelka and The Lark. Before opening Forest Grill in Birmingham, Michigan, he created four of Michigan’s most prestigious restaurants.

His cooking debut was in 1987 at Street Restaurant in Pontiac, Michigan. Within weeks, food critics from all over were throwing accolades at Brian and his team. In 1990, he premiered Chimayo, Michigan’s first restaurant featuring authentic Southwestern cuisine and three years later, he created Acadia, where chefs cooked over a variety of hard woods. Brian Polcyn then opened Five Lakes Grill in Milford.

Brian Polcyn has been featured in Michael Ruhlman’s book, The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection which takes the reader through Brian’s demanding weeklong Certified Master Chef practicum and exam at the Culinary Institute of America. In 2005, Briand teamed with Michael to publish Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing. The book was nominated for a James Beard Award. Demand for Brian’s gastronomical expertise was at an all time high and upon his return to Oakland County, he opened his second restaurant in 2008 called Forest Grill. The location was perfect, with ideal timing for the Birmingham Forest Grill project. The Forest Grill in an American bistro providing fine food to its customers while incorporating elements of traditional European cooking mixed with a modern American cuisine.

Chef Brian has been featured in various publications including The New York Times, The Detroit News, Atlantic Monthly, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Playboy, Detroit Hour Magazine, The Detroit Free Press and Wine Spectator. He received three gold medals and silver from The American Culinary Federation, The Hiram Walker Corporation awarded him as the Rising Star in American Cuisine and he was first runner up in the semi-annual American Culinary Gold Cup Bocuse d’Or. His restaurant, Five Lakes Grill won best restaurant in 2005, and Brian was nominated for Best Chef Midwest by the James Beard Foundation. He has been a cook at several James Beard House dinners in New York City, participates at the Traverse City Epicurean Classic, and StarChefs International Chefs Congress. Brian Polcyn is also a teacher at Schoolcraft College and teaches charcuterie. He is available for hosting, cooking demonstrations and speaking engagements.

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  • How to book Brian Polcyn?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brian Polcyn for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Brian Polcyn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brian Polcyn or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Brian Polcyn?

    Booking fees for Brian Polcyn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brian Polcyn, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Brian Polcyn?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brian Polcyn for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brian Polcyn for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brian Polcyn or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brian Polcyn or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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