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Speaker Profile

Chef Efrem Cutler

VP of R&D, Bloomin’ Brands International

Chef Cutler develops and engineers the core menu recipes for Bloomin’ Brands International, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and Aussie Grill. He also populates a pipeline of products for future markets, collaborating with manufacturers on formulas and recipes that differentiate the brands. He has over 35 years of culinary experience, including training and product development for companies such as Ritz-Carlton, Occidental Grand Hotel’s Chef for Café Opera, and Rochester Meat Company. He also owned a successful café and bakery in Roswell, Georgia and served as a Chef Instructor for the Art Institute of Atlanta, where he pioneered a new curriculum for the graduating class of International Food and History. Chef Cutler holds a degree from Baltimore International Culinary College and has traveled the world promoting and teaching the cooking techniques of his Southern heritage.