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Dean Thomas

Executive Chef Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino in San Diego, California

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 Dean Thomas Biography

A native of the Midwest and the Chicago-land area, Dean began his career in the hospitality industry as a young dishwasher for an Italian Chef who took Dean under his arm. Dean went to Joliet Junior College to study Culinary Arts and soon moved on to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina to gain experience at opening many of the plantation developments. Dean took a sabbatical in pastries working for Chef Kurt Buchi at the Intercontinental Resort and soon became the outlet chef for the Carolina Café at the Westin Hilton Head 5-Diamond Resort. Chef Dean met his wife Nicole and adopted family of Olivier and Frederic. 

After Hilton Head the Thomas family departed to Tucson, Arizona were Chef Dean took the realm at the Westin La Paloma Resort’s Country Club. After 2 years, Chef Dean took another sabbatical to Caneel Bay Rock Resort on St. John, United States Virgin Islands were Yanik, son number 3 was born. A return to the La Paloma Resort soon followed. Chef Dean’s professional career exploded on the competition scene on a number of avenues including winning the 1993 Pork Recipe Grand Prize and champion of the “Arizona Taste of Elegance-1994” and competing at the National Taste of Elegance held in Chicago that year. Chef Dean is truly a seasoned veteran to competition with numerous A.C.F. medallions to his portfolio accomplishments.

New England Culinary Institute recruited Chef Dean in 1995, accepting the position of Executive Sous Chef-Essex Campus. This hands-on challenge of developing new generations of young talent lasted for 8 ½ years. The experience taught Chef Thomas that one must be a lifetime learner.

In 2004, Chef Thomas became the Executive Chef at the aspiring Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino in San Diego, California. Chef Dean oversees twelve food venue concepts and a culinary staff of 320. Chef Dean has established a Barona Culinary Institute on property that trains associates on three various levels: Management, Houlry and an A.C.F. Apprenticeship Program of 16. In 2005, one of Barona’s apprentices received first place in the F.E.N.I Cooking with Pork Recipe Contest. Chef Dean is a board member of the San Diego Chapter of the American Culinary Federation.

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Dean Thomas

Executive Chef Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino in San Diego, California

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Dean Thomas Biography

A native of the Midwest and the Chicago-land area, Dean began his career in the hospitality industry as a young dishwasher for an Italian Chef who took Dean under his arm. Dean went to Joliet Junior College to study Culinary Arts and soon moved on to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina to gain experience at opening many of the plantation developments. Dean took a sabbatical in pastries working for Chef Kurt Buchi at the Intercontinental Resort and soon became the outlet chef for the Carolina Café at the Westin Hilton Head 5-Diamond Resort. Chef Dean met his wife Nicole and adopted family of Olivier and Frederic. 

After Hilton Head the Thomas family departed to Tucson, Arizona were Chef Dean took the realm at the Westin La Paloma Resort’s Country Club. After 2 years, Chef Dean took another sabbatical to Caneel Bay Rock Resort on St. John, United States Virgin Islands were Yanik, son number 3 was born. A return to the La Paloma Resort soon followed. Chef Dean’s professional career exploded on the competition scene on a number of avenues including winning the 1993 Pork Recipe Grand Prize and champion of the “Arizona Taste of Elegance-1994” and competing at the National Taste of Elegance held in Chicago that year. Chef Dean is truly a seasoned veteran to competition with numerous A.C.F. medallions to his portfolio accomplishments.

New England Culinary Institute recruited Chef Dean in 1995, accepting the position of Executive Sous Chef-Essex Campus. This hands-on challenge of developing new generations of young talent lasted for 8 ½ years. The experience taught Chef Thomas that one must be a lifetime learner.

In 2004, Chef Thomas became the Executive Chef at the aspiring Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino in San Diego, California. Chef Dean oversees twelve food venue concepts and a culinary staff of 320. Chef Dean has established a Barona Culinary Institute on property that trains associates on three various levels: Management, Houlry and an A.C.F. Apprenticeship Program of 16. In 2005, one of Barona’s apprentices received first place in the F.E.N.I Cooking with Pork Recipe Contest. Chef Dean is a board member of the San Diego Chapter of the American Culinary Federation.

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  • How to book Dean Thomas?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dean Thomas 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 Dean Thomas, 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 Dean Thomas or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dean Thomas?

    Booking fees for Dean Thomas, 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 Dean Thomas, 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 Dean Thomas?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dean Thomas 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 Dean Thomas 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 Dean Thomas or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dean Thomas 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.

Dean Thomas is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dean Thomas for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Dean Thomas generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are CJ Jacobson, Stefan Richter, Michael Davis, Hosea Rosenberg and Ed Cotton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dean Thomas for an upcoming event.

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