Daniel Hugelier was certified as a Master Chef in 1988. He is a three-time member of the only culinary team in history to win the prestigious Hot food Gold Medal three consecutive times, 1980, 1984 and 1988 in the IKA or International Culinary Olympics in Germany. He has also coached for National Team USA in 1990, 1992 and 2000. He was Manager of the 1992  Michigan Culinary team for Germany and has consulted for many other international events.

Chef Hugelier served as professor of Culinary Arts at Schoolcraft College in Michigan for twenty two years. His responsibilities centered around the New Vista-Tech centre’ American Harvest restaurant where he taught students in advanced skills-based cooking. He believes that teaching and training are the most rewarding elements of developing our profession. He is recipient of the NISOD and Trends awards for teaching excellence.

His background in cooking spans a career of forty nine years. The London Chop House, Detroit Athletic Club and The Grand Plaza Hotel are establishments he has worked in. He was twice a member of the USA national Ice carving team for Japan. He contributes as a judge for food and Ice competitions with the goal of encouraging others to develop their skills. Chef Dan currently is Advisor and culinary coach for Team USA, culinary Olympic Team for Luxembourg and The German IKA-Hoga competition in 2016.

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